Police seek suspect in Holland-area unarmed robberies

Courtesy photoPolice are seeking this suspect in two unarmed robberies that occurred in Holland Township late Thursday and early Friday.

Police are looking a suspect involved in two armed robberies on Holland's north side.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office first responded to an unarmed robbery shortly before midnight Thursday at the Roman Party Store, 394 Chicago Drive, Holland Township. A man wearing dark clothing, a mask over his face and gloves entered the store and demanded cash from the register, according to police.

The suspect, whose race is unknown, fled in an unknown direction. The suspect is between 5 feet, 5 inches and 6 feet, with a medium build.

Sheriff’s Office deputies and Holland Department of Public Safety officers responded, and a K-9 unit from the city department attempted to track the suspect. As that occurred, an additional robbery was reported a short distance away.

The second robbery was reported at about 12:26 a.m. Friday at the Shell gas station, 160 N. River Ave. The suspect described in the incident was the same as the earlier robbery, according to police. An additional K-9 track was attempted; however, the suspect wasn’t located.

The incidents remain under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ottawa County Central Dispatch at 800-249-0911 or Silent Observer at 877-887-4536.

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