Teen arrested for robberies, break-in at Olive Township gas station

Becky Vargo • Dec 8, 2016 at 1:15 PM

WEST OLIVE — A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies and break-ins that occurred earlier this fall at the Exxon Mobil station in Olive Township, police said.

The boy is accused of armed robberies on Oct. 18 and Nov. 3 at the gas station, 6363 136th Ave., near the intersection of U.S. 31 and Port Sheldon Street. He is also believed to have broken into the gas station in the early morning of Dec. 4.

Capt. Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department said evidence at the scene of the break-in led police to the suspect.

The suspect’s parents are cooperating and an airsoft gun that was believed to be used in the robberies was confiscated from his Port Sheldon Township home. The boy was released to the custody of his parents.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call Silent Observer at 877-887-4536 or leave a tip online at mosotips.com.

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