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Police seek suspect in Holland armed robbery

Becky Vargo • Oct 30, 2017 at 12:42 PM

HOLLAND — Police are looking for a man who escaped with an undisclosed amount of money and alcohol after robbing a Holland store Sunday evening.

Officers from the Holland Department of Public Safety responded to the store in the 800 block of Washington Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. on a report of an armed robbery. Officials said the suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk.

The suspect was holding a larger-frame semi-automatic pistol.

The suspect was described as a black man in his mid 20s; about 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall; 160-180 pounds; and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black mask, white gloves, black pants and white/black sneakers.

Holland officers with the help of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police set up a perimeter while the Holland K-9 officer attempted to track the suspect.

The suspect was last seen across the street from the store, but was not located.

Anyone who has information that may help in this investigation is asked to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at 616-355-1150 or email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Silent Observer by calling 877-887-4536, texting OCMTIP and your message to 274637, or submit a tip using the online form at www.mosotips.com.

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