Man faces federal charge in Oshtemo Twp. bank robbery

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
An undated booking photo of Randell Lee Wicks. (Courtesy of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office)

An undated booking photo of Randell Lee Wicks. (Courtesy of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office)

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man accused of robbing a bank in Oshtemo Township now faces a federal charge. 

Randell Lee Wicks faces one federal count of armed bank robbery. In September, Wicks was arraigned in a Kalamazoo County court on charges of bank robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm possession and obstructing a police officer.

The robbery happened shortly before 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Chemical Bank on W. Main Street west of US-131.

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Surveillance photos of the men who robbed a Chemical Bank branch on W. Main Street in Oshtemo Township on Sept. 12, 2019.

Investigators say two robbers, including Wicks, were both masked and armed with handguns. They stole about $13,836 from the bank, according to a federal indictment. 

Authorities say that after robbing the bank, the pair ran to a waiting getaway car — possibly a Chevrolet Malibu — in a nearby neighborhood.

Wicks next federal court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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