Suspected Serial Bank Robber Nabbed After 3 Armed Heists in 4 Days

In one robbery, anti-theft dye pack exploded and the supsect reportedly left the stash behind.

Police arrested a Detroit man suspected of robbing three Macomb County banks in three days. Patch file photo
Police arrested a Detroit man suspected of robbing three Macomb County banks in three days. Patch file photo

A man authorities say robbed four Macomb County banks, including one in Clinton Township, over the past three days was arrested Tuesday morning.

Police allege Daniel Stacy Galeener, 55, of Detroit robbed two banks in Roseville and a third in Clinton Township over the past four days,the Detroit Free Press reports.

Galeener, who was arrested outside an Eastpointe motel was expected to be arraigned Tuesday on two counts of armed robbery and related charges in Roseville’s 39th District Court.

He is suspected in the Friday armed robbery of Comerica Bank in Roseville and another armed hold-up at Fifth Third Bank, also in Roseville Monday. From Roseville, authorities allege Galeener went to First Merit Bank in Clinton Township, where he reportedly donned a black ski mask in the lobby, pulled out a revolver and robbed the bank of $1,000.

In the two Roseville heists, the suspect allegedly handed notes to tellers, then pointed a blue steel revolver at the employees, police said.

The suspect got away with relatively small amounts of cash at both Roseville robberies, and left Monday’s haul behind in the bank parking lot after an anti-theft dye pack that was included with the money exploded police said.

Roseville and Eastpointe detectives were able to locate the suspect after identifying a woman they believed to be an accomplice in the robberies. Police followed her Tuesday morning to the Eastpointe motel, then arrested Galeener as he left his room.

He was reportedly carrying a loaded .38-caliber handgun.


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