Hoover & State

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Big blue UM bus turning north (left for the bus) onto State from Hoover cuts off lights-and-siren blaring police squad car tearing down State Street southwards; officer navigates around the end of the bus and continues. Two other police cruisers had zoomed past a minute earlier.

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  1. By Dave Askins
    October 21, 2010 at 10:54 am | permalink

    It’s possible they were responding to a 10:13 a.m. shots-fired-during-armed-robbery call at Bank of America at Eisenhower and Packard. Avoid area, per UM Safety services bulletin: [link]

  2. By Susie
    October 21, 2010 at 11:36 am | permalink

    According to a recorded message I received by phone, the robbers left on foot and are considered armed and dangerous.

  3. October 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm | permalink

    Slightly before these squad cars were seen at State & Hoover, they were seen by the folks at Wazoo at State & William: [link]

    The city has Facebook updates out with info of the robbery as well comment threads with info on school closings: [link] and [link]

  4. By Dave Askins
    October 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm | permalink

    When I arrived at the downtown post office dock today to make my daily bicycle-trailered delivery of packages for Books by Chance, I was surprised by the parking lot filled with mail trucks — it’s usually mostly empty this time of day. Explanation: Carriers have been pulled off their routes to protect them from at least one bank robbery suspect still at large considered armed and dangerous. Be advised that your mail might be delayed or skipped today.