Three teens charged in bank robbery
Three teens were arraigned Friday for charges related to the robbery of the Chemical Bank on Thursday.
All three are accused of robbing the Bloomingdale Village Chemical Bank at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Thursday.
During the investigation into the robbery, deputies with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office spoke with witnesses and reviewed video footage from the bank and nearby businesses.
They developed descriptions of the suspects as well as identified a possible vehicle.
After deputies released the descriptions of the suspects and the vehicle, a deputy with the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office advised he is familiar with someone who matches the description of one of the suspects and drives a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle.
Deputies and Michigan State Police went to the home of the suspect and located the suspect vehicle.
Deputies obtained a search warrant for the home and said they found the money stolen in the robbery, according to reports.
Captain Mike Larsen with the Allegan County Sheriff's Investigative services says the county deputy who recognized the description "really led the charge at that point" noting that the deputy's familiarity with the area were a key part of the investigation.
Ebony Dukes, 17, was arraigned on one count of bank robbery Friday. Her bond was set at $1 million.
A 16-year-old girl from Grand Junction and a 15-year-old boy from Covert were arraigned in juvenile court. Both were charged with bank robbery.
They were both remanded to juvenile detention.
All will appear in court again on August 10th.
We reached out to Chemical Bank in Bloomingdale but they did not comment on the incident.