The 911 caller who tipped off the to a robbery Monday at followed his instincts after he saw a suspicious-looking man enter the building, an official said.
The tipster, a Huntington Woods resident, was in the bank parking lot when he noticed a man wearing a knit cap and white gloves go into the building, Lt. Ron Livingston said Tuesday.
"It looked really hinky because it was a nice day," he said.
So, the caller decided to wait and see what happened, Livingston said. A short time later, he observed the man exit the bank carrying bundled money, with bills blowing away in the breeze, Livingston said.
The Huntington Woods resident followed the suspect through the parking lot to his car and called 911 to provide a description of the man and vehicle.
By the time the suspect had made it as far southbound on Woodward Avenue as Lincoln, the Huntington Woods Public Safety Department had caught up with him and he fled into Pleasant Ridge, Livingston said.
The 47-year-old Detroit resident, , remained hospitalized Wednesday at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
The man is being held on a parole violation stemming from a previous armed robbery conviction, Livingston said.
The suspect will be arraigned on a two-count felony warrant for bank robbery and fleeing and eluding when his condition improves, Livingston said.