There was another robbery in Cedar Springs Saturday night, December 29.
According to the Cedar Springs Police, a man in a puffy gray jacket with a stocking cap pulled down over his face walked into the Kent Theatre about 10 p.m. and demanded money. He got an undisclosed amount of cash from the concession stand and grabbed the donation can before fleeing on foot.
Cedar Springs Police were on an alarm call at the school but responded to the scene within two minutes. Rockford Police and a tracking dog from the Grand Rapids Police Department assisted the CSPD in searching for the suspect. They tracked him down the alley off Cherry Street, where he jumped a fence and ran into a yard on First Street. Tracks led up to the house and then went back to the road, where the dog lost the scent. The people in the home cooperated with police and let them inside to search the premises but nothing was found.
Police did find the top of the donation can and some coins near where the suspect jumped the fence.
The historic Kent Theatre is a non-profit and run by volunteers.
It was just a week ago that the Admiral Gas station was also robbed.
If you have information on this robbery or the robberies at Admiral, please call Cedar Springs Police at 696-1311. If you you’d like to sign up for alerts from the Cedar Springs Police when they are looking for a suspect, or any other type of alert, you can go to http://www.nixle.com/ and register.