Woman robbed while making night deposit

A man grabbed a deposit bag and made off with an undisclosed amount of money in a robbery Tuesday night at the Macatawa Bank, 20 E. Lakewood.
Becky Vargo
May 21, 2014


This is the second time this spring that a robbery has been attempted at the night deposit box at the same bank, said Capt. Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Suspects were not successful in the April 12 attempt.

Bennett said a 31-year-old Muskegon woman was attempting to deposit a bag of money at about 11:50 p.m., when a man grabbed her and demanded the money.

The suspect, described as a thin black man, about 5-7 to 5-11 in height, managed to get the bag after a very short struggle and fled to the south.

The victim, a manager at an area business, suffered minor injuries, but did not need treatment, Bennett said.

No weapons were used or implied in the incident, the detective said.

A canine unit searched the area, but was not able to locate the suspect.

Police said the suspect was wearing a gray hoodie and had an orange bandana on his face.

Officials were planning to view surveillance video from the bank.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Silent Observer at 1-877-88 SILENT, or leave a tip online at mosotips.com.



lets bring that diversity to our town!


Truthhurts... I am not sure there is enough room here in the tri-cities with all of the bigots and mindless trust-fund babies running amuck . But thank god "white people" do not commit crimes…. it is all of the "others" people


Will be with new apartment complex.


To bad she wasn't packing a gun she could have saved the world from predator that needs extinction.


Before moving here from down south there was a similar problem in some parts of town and in response one of the major banks constructed safe indoor ATMs at some of their branches. The construction was such that to access the ATM required a swipe of your card and PIN, once inside nobody else could come in even if you wanted them to and the exit was a separate door that opened only from the inside. The glass walls were said to be bullet proof and offered safety including a phone that dialed 911 and of course camera's all over the place. This was an intelligent response to thieves targeting mostly managers depositing company money late at night; to keep their clientele and perhaps gain new ones they added this new level of security for all account holders...I hope it does not come to this here.


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