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Police seek robbery suspect

This was the scene when the Admiral Gas Station at the corner of Main and Muskegon when it was robbed in October. It was robbed again Saturday morning. Post photo by J. Reed.

This was the scene when the Admiral Gas Station at the corner of Main and Muskegon when it was robbed in October. It was robbed again Saturday morning. Post photo by J. Reed.

The Admiral Gas Station in Cedar Springs was robbed early Saturday morning, August 17, and police are asking for info from the public to help track down the suspect.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, the suspect entered the store at 194 S. Main St. about 12:40 a.m. with something in his hand. He demanded money from the cash register and then fled on foot. A female clerk was alone in the store at the time.

A K-9 Unit from Grand Rapids Police Department assisted with a short track to the area of Beech Street and 1st Street, just to the northeast of the gas station. Other area police agencies also responded and assisted.

The suspect did not wear a mask or try to cover his face. He was described as a white male in his twenties, 5 feet 9 inches and around 190 pounds. He had side burns and a pierced tongue. He wore a navy blue baseball style cap, blue shirt, and black shorts with a white stripe down the side. A photo from the surveillance camera is not yet available.

This is the third time in 10 months that Admiral was robbed. It was last robbed on December 22, 2012, during a string of other robberies in the city at Christmas time.

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2 Responses to “Police seek robbery suspect”

  1. Charlie Towns says:

    The thing that gets me is that it is the main street area that gets hit! Again and Again and AGAIN!! No matter how much it gets hit the Cops and not put one and one together. People hit there because they perceive their is not a police presence there. And they are RIGHT! When is the last time someone who robbed us down there got caught??? It is just free money down there!! Each time I come home I see the police out near the Freeway. I wonder how come robberies never happen out there? Because that is where the police hang out of course! Put more police presence on Main street, it is not rocket science!

    The crooks hit there because they know they can get away with it. Until the police change what they do this will continue to happen!

  2. Trisha Dart says:

    I agree with Charlie Towns. I hardly see police presence anywhere in town let along anywhere in the state. If there can’t be police around then I think Admiral needs to do what Meijer Gas stations do: put in a window and once it’s dark the doors are locked and all transactions go through the window. I think Admiral is the laughing stock in town because it is always the one that gets robbed.

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