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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 11:08

UPDATE: Suspected Bank Robber Shoots Himself in GA

(ALPHARETTA, Ga.) -- Police in metro Atlanta say a man who was wanted in a series of bank robberies in Michigan has committed suicide. The multi-jurisdictional manhunt ended Tuesday afternoon. Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki says the suspect, 53-year old Jack David Kaiser of the Flushing/Owosso areas, was identified through multiple tips from Facebook users after his photo was posted by local authorities. Kaiser was suspected in bank holdups in Kalamazoo, Edmore, at the Tri County Bank in Brown City and the latest at the Capac State Bank in Yale. Investigators learned through surveillance that Kaiser had fled Michigan and was heading south to an unknown destination.

At around 4 p.m. Tuesday, detectives used the man's cellphone signal to track him in Alpharetta, Georgia. Alpharetta Police Sgt. George Gordon says when Kaiser realized police had surrounded his car, he shot himself. Evidence linking him to the bank robberies was located in his vehicle.

Yale Police Chief Michael Redman wanted to thank the citizens for their information. Chief Redman also said, "I am very impressed with the inter agency cooperation during this investigation."

 

Chief Ron Smith from the Brown City Police Department stated, "It was great how a single bank robbery turned into a multi jurisdictional investigation throughout Southern Michigan and culminated with the location and attempted arrest of the suspect in Georgia."

 

St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon stated, "It was very gratifying to see law enforcement partner together and get a positive resolution to the related investigations."

 

Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki would like to personally thank all of the agencies involved saying, "I would also like to commend Det./Sgt Darrin Siemen and Detective Mark Ruggles for their efforts as they worked tirelessly since Sunday evening in an attempt to capture the perpetrator responsible for the crimes in our area there by making our communities safer."