Published October 31, 2013
Police arrest Macomb bank robbery suspect
By Jeremy Selweski jSelweski@candgnews.com
MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A man who was previously convicted of bank robbery several years ago has been formally charged in the robbery of a Macomb Township credit union earlier this week.
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham reported that his detectives arrested the suspect — Kevin Zdyrski, 34, of Macomb Township — on Oct. 29, acting on information provided by a Clinton Township police officer. Zdyrski is accused of robbing the Credit Union One at 16255 Hall Road, located between Tilch and Garfield Roads.
“The Clinton Township officer had been in contact with the suspect a couple of months ago,” Wickersham explained. “He knew his name and knew that he had prior convictions for bank robbery. He thought that the (surveillance) photo from the bank looked a lot like this particular suspect, so he informed us about it.”
According to Wickersham, the Credit Union One was robbed at around 11:33 a.m. on Oct. 28. Bank employees stated that the suspect walked into the building and produced a note demanding money. No weapon was seen. The man then received an undisclosed amount of cash and walked out of the bank.
The sheriff noted that there was some helpful evidence waiting for the detectives when they arrested Zdyrski at his home. “We were actually able to recover some of the money from the bank, which was a nice surprise,” he said.
On Oct. 30, Zdyrski was arraigned on a felony bank robbery charge at 41-A District Court in Shelby Township. Magistrate Michael Osaer set Zdyrski’s bond at $250,000 cash or surety and scheduled a preliminary examination for Nov. 12 at 8:30 a.m. Zdyrski was granted a court-appointed attorney, but one had not yet been named at press time.
Macomb County Circuit Court records indicate that Zdyrski was previously charged with three other bank robberies that occurred in 2006. In April 2007, he pleaded no contest to two counts of bank robbery and one count of felony firearms violations.
Wickersham pointed out that bank robbers are typically caught fairly quickly, especially repeat offenders like Zdyrski, whose name and face are familiar to police.
“People try to disguise themselves from the security cameras, but usually you can still see part of their face,” the sheriff said. “Maybe because this guy has done it before, he remembered it being easy money. People like this are not really thinking about the possibility of arrest — they’re just thinking about making that big score.”