Police seek armed robbery suspect

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department has released a still frame from surveillance video of a man who they say robbed an Allendale-area gas station early Friday at gun point.
Mark Brooky
Jun 28, 2013


The armed robbery occured at the Admiral station at 68th Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale Township at about 2:25 a.m.

Police are looking for a black male who was wearing a black shirt and black pants, with a blue bandana covering his face. They said he entered the Admiral station waving a revolver and demanding money from the cash register, said Sgt. Steve Austin.

He took an undisclosed amount of money and left in an unknown direction.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 888-731-1001 or Silent Observer at 877-887-4536.



I feel very bad for that gas station attendant. I hope they didn't have any more money than 100.00 in their draw because they will fire the attendant over this. Employees who work at the admiral gas stations make 7.40 per hour with no raise except the manager and assistant managers who make more. Hopefully that criminal gets caught!!!


I wouldn't care what company policy is - If I'm going to be a cashier clerk - I'm going to be armed & I would never tell anybody. $7.40 an hour is not worth handing my life over to some crook to easily take without some kind of personal defense while some corporate vice president sits in his cushy office making 7 figures. But these are desperate times and criminals are resorting to stupid options.


True that Z....cameras didn't prevent this, just recorded the crime.

Minimum two people should be working at all times in these gas stations. They are sitting ducks for these warts to come in and rob them.


I agree 100% about the 2 attendant policy. Another thing that may assist is putting cameras in a location that catches the person's face while they are facing the attendant. Obviously this view only catches their face when they turn around the RUN from the store. A better position would catch their face for the full time they are standing there. Just a though.


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