Saturday, February 23, 2013
A man who robbed a Main Street bank on Feb. 22 is believed to be a suspect in five other area robberies.
A Royal Oak bank is the latest target of a "serial bank robber," according to Federal Bureau of Investigations officials. On Feb. 22, a man entered the Citizen’s Bank at 800 S. Main St. with a handgun and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect matches the description of a masked man believed to have robbed several banks in the area, according to FBI spokesperson Simon Shaykhet. Since December, five other banks in Oakland County, including two on Main Street in Royal Oak, have been robbed. The other robberies occurred in Madison Heights, Berkley and Birmingham. Police Chief Corrigan O'Donohue said at this time the Royal Oak Police Department does not have a lot of details to release on Friday's bank robbery. "We are …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Authorities say the suspect in an armed robbery Jan. 28 at Charter One bank in Berkley also may have committed several others in nearby communities, including Royal Oak.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has offered a $2,500 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a serial bank robber in Oakland County. The man is a suspect in the Jan. 28 armed robbery of the Charter One bank on Woodward Avenue in Berkley. The FBI said the man also is a suspect the following nearby robberies. He also may have been involved in the Dec. 18 robbery of the 7-Eleven at 815 W. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights, the FBI said. The man is between 5' 8" and 6' with a medium build, the FBI said. During the Berkley robbery, he was dressed all in black and wore a mask that obscured most of his face, Berkley Public Safety Deputy Director Robert North said. Contact the FBI at 313-965-2323, Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAKUP (800…
Friday, July 6, 2012
Come July 9, some 277,000 computers worldwide are still on track to lose Internet unless a fix is applied.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Without a temporary FBI fix, it is possible that hundreds of thousands of computer users could still lose access to the Internet on July 9. The Huffington Post reported in April that international hackers ran an online advertising scam and infected computers with a malicious software called DNSChanger, which leads users to fraudulent websites making computers vulnerable. The FBI responded with a safety net using clean DNS servers to prevent internet disruptions, however, the solution is temporary. The clean DNS servers will be turned off on July 9 and computers still impacted by DNSChanger may lose Internet connectivity at that time, according to the FBI's website. Once the shutdown is complete, infected computers could lose access to the …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
After two homicides in two months, police chief seeks to assure residents that Royal Oak is a safe community.
Two murders in Royal Oak in 2011 underscore a year of crime that has disturbed the public, including law enforcement. After a pair of parole absconders were arraigned in 44th District Court on Dec. 13, Police Chief Corrigan O’Donohue told reporters the couple’s slaying of 80-year-old Nancy Dailey had affected his department, as well as the entire Royal Oak community. “This is a rare occurrence,” O’Donohue said in a news conference outside the courtroom. “Royal Oak is a very safe community. The reason we are all here is because it is so rare.” The chief said he did not want people living in fear but added that residents should take simple precautions. The news of Dailey’s homicide came just two months after a 41-year-old Ranae Chupick was …