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Subway manager staged robbery

This masked gunman robbed the Subway in Cedar Springs Tuesday morning, April 12.

UPDATE: April 20

It appears that the armed robbery of the Cedar Springs Subway on 17 Mile Road last week was an inside job.

According to the Cedar Springs Police Department, daytime manager Kristin Joy Fredrickson, 35, of Solon Township, the alleged victim of the robbery, admitted to police she was involved and that she had another employee and former employee assist her.

Fredrickson will be arraigned today (Wednesday) in 63rd District Court on counts of filing a false police report a four-year felony; larceny by conversion-a five-year felony; and larceny in a building-a three-year felony. Warrants have also been obtained for her two male accomplices, a 20 and 21-year-old. They will face charges of larceny in a building and larceny by conversion.

Read the complete story in Thursday’s Post.

ORIGINAL STORY: April 12

Police are searching for a man that got more than a healthy breakfast at the Subway in Cedar Springs Tuesday morning.
Police Chief Roger Parent reported that they responded to an armed robbery call at the Subway, located at 4116 17 Mile Road, at 8:22 a.m., April 12. The day shift manager reported that a masked man entered through the rear door soon after she arrived to open the business. He held what looked like a gun in one hand and a bag in the other. After she complied with his demands, he fled to a vehicle parked to the east at a neighboring business. The vehicle was described as a red or burgundy Pontiac, possibly an older style Pontiac Grand Prix.  Witnesses reported seeing a man running to this vehicle and getting into the passenger side door.  The vehicle then fled eastbound at a high rate of speed.
Cedar Springs units were assisted at the scene by the Kent County Sheriff Department’s crime scene technicians, and both Cedar Springs and County units canvassed the area checking for the suspect vehicle. Police released surveillance video in the hope that someone will recognize the suspect.
The manager described the man as a white male, short, approximately 5-feet 4-inches, with dark clothing and a hoodie.  He wore something to cover his face.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Cedar Springs Police Department 616-696-1311 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345. You can also text Silent Observer a tip. Text “Tip138” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). The keyword TIP138 must appear on the first line of your text message in order to reach Silent Observer.

The manager described the man as a white male, short, approximately 5-feet 4-inches, with dark clothing and a hoodie.  He wore something to cover his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cedar Springs Police Department 616-696-1311 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345. You can also text Silent Observer a tip. Text “Tip138” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). The keyword TIP138 must appear on the first line of your text message in order to reach Silent Observer.

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One Response to “Subway manager staged robbery”

  1. Max says:

    Shame, shame, shame…

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