The thieves took an undisclosed amount of cash and small electronics from several stores in the area of U.S. 31 and Ferris, and U.S. 31 and M-45, according to Lt. Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded to an alarm at 3:45 a.m. Saturday at the New Creation Coffee Company, 13040 U.S. 31. When police arrived, the suspects had fled.
Police discovered at that time several other stores in the strip mall south of Ferris Street had also been burglarized.
The other businesses entered were Mancino’s Pizza and Subs, Plantenga’s Cleaners and Aquarios Hair Salon. Green Acres greenhouse at the northwest corner of U.S. 31 and M-45 was also entered.
Bennett said investigators are looking through surveillance video from some of the businesses.
He said police believe these break-ins could be related to several that have occurred since mid-May in the Holland and Zeeland areas.
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