BLOOMINGDALE, Mich. – Three teens are in custody for allegedly robbing a bank Thursday afternoon.
The Van Buren County Sheriff says that about 1:15pm, the trio allegedly drove a dark blue minivan to the Marathon gas station in Bloomingdale and parked.
From there, they went to the Chemical Bank and told staff that they had a gun. They got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, went to the vehicle and left the scene.
Investigators were able to get witness accounts and surveillance video of the incident. A Van Buren deputy who is assigned to the township alerted investigators that he was familiar with a person described in the incident and the vehicle. The suspects were taken into custody a short time later.
Investigators say all the money taken in the robbery has been recovered, except for $20.
Ebony Dukes, 17, was arraigned Friday in South Haven District court in connection with the robbery. The other two suspects, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were charged in Paw Paw Juvenile Court.