A man with a weapon hit another small business in Cedar Springs New Year eve. Family Video, at the corner of Main and Muskegon Street (next to Hungry Howie’s), was robbed at about 9:50 p.m. December 31. The man was described as having dark hair and dark clothing. He walked around the store for about 20 minutes without a mask waiting for others to leave, then pulled a stocking cap down over his face with eye holes cut out and approached the counter. He showed the clerks a 5 or 6 inch hunting knife and demanded money. He then walked away to the west, towards Second St.
Officers began to search immediately but did not find the suspect. A canine unit came in from the Wyoming Police Department, and tracked the suspect a short distance, from Second to Beech Street before losing the scent.
This makes the third robbery in just over a week. Admiral was hit on December 22, The Kent Theatre on December 29, and now Family Video on December 31. Each time the clothing has been different, but he has been described as about 5 foot 8 inches, and somewhere between 165 to 200 pounds. On the previous occasions, a weapon has been implied by the man holding his hand in his pocket, but this is the first time a weapon was shown.
Anyone with information should please call the Cedar Springs Police a 616-696-1311, or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.