A Hamburg Township woman is jailed and facing felony charges after authorities say she tried to rob her own mother.
On Tuesday, June 13th, Pinckney Police were dispatched to a bank within the Village on a report from the employees that an older female in the drive-thru lanes passed a note saying, “Help me Call 911.”
Pinckney officers responded and located the vehicle and after interviewing the driver and passenger, contacted Hamburg Township Police as well as the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office for assistance.
The passenger in the vehicle, a 35-year-old Hamburg woman, was placed under arrest for attempted armed robbery as well as other crimes. The elderly driver is the suspect’s mother and was unharmed during the incident, which police say began in Hamburg Township at the victim’s residence.
Pinckney Police Chief Jeffrey Garrison said that without the help of an astute bank staff, the incident could have ended much worse.
“We cannot allow abuse of our senior citizens, especially by family members,” he said.
The Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office authorized the charge of attempted armed robbery. There is currently a $250,000 cash bond for the suspect.