Troopers foil escape plan, arrest suspect near Ford Airport

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A robbery suspect who intended on flying out of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport was arrested Wednesday before he could carry out his escape plan.

Michigan State Police said the suspect stole around $600 from a cash drawer at an East Bay Township motel near Traverse City Tuesday. He was able to get away with the cash while the clerk was distracted. 

Hours later, MSP said authorities received a tip that the suspect was staying at a hotel near the Gerald R. Ford International Airport with plans to board an out-of-state flight.

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