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.