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UPDATE - 11 a.m. Friday

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two men are facing federal charges for robbing a West Michigan bank.

Thaddeus Horatio Frazier and Mujo Bektas are charged with robbing a credit union and aiding and abetting a credit union robbery.
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KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) --A joint task force arrested two men accused in a string of armed robberies in Kent County.

Around 4 p.m. a SWAT team surrounded homes in Kentwood and Grand Rapids to execute search warrants for the men, who police say robbed several cash advance stores and a Wyoming bank in the past four months.

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The homes surrounded were in the 400 block of Cutler Street SW in Grand Rapids, and in the Brookside Villagemobile home park near 29th Streetin Kentwood. Residents in the mobile home park were advised to stay inside their homes, witnesses told WZZM 13.

The men's names will be released after they are arraigned on Thursday. Authorities it will likely take prosecutors a couple of days to decide whether they will face state or federal charges.

The arrests followed a collaborative effort by investigators from the Wyoming Department of Public Safety, Grand Rapids Police Department, Kentwood Police Department, Walker Police Department, the Kent County Sheriff's Department and agents with the FBI.

"This is just another example of the benefits gained from the longstanding relationships that we continue to foster amongst local law enforcement agencies," said Wyoming Director of Public Safety, James Carmody in a news release Tuesday night. "Communication and cooperation were instrumental in the successful outcome of this investigation."


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