Posted on 23 January 2015.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify two suspects that robbed a Sparta gas station Monday, January 12th.
The robbery occurred Monday, January 12, about 10 p.m., at the AGO gas station, 560 E. Division in Sparta.
Sparta Police Chief Andrew Milanowski said the suspects are believed to be in their late teens to mid 20’s. A black revolver type handgun was used in the incident, and the suspects obtained an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured. There was no further information available.
If anyone has any information on these suspects please contact the Sparta Police Department 24 hour dispatch at 616-887-7331 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.
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Posted on 12 June 2014.
Police have arrested a man in the robbery of a Sparta gas station Monday night.
Sparta Police Chief Andrew Milanowski said that a white male entered the AGO gas station at 560 E. Division Street, in the Village Sparta about 8:40 p.m. Monday evening, June 9, and got a beverage out of the cooler. He brought it to the counter and paid for it, and when the clerk opened the cash drawer, he pulled out a knife and demanded the money. He then reached across the counter and took all the money out of the drawer.
Upon leaving the store, the suspect ran into another patron entering the store. The witness observed him run west across the parking lot and enter a dark colored mini-van. The suspect then fled westbound on E. Division (13 Mile Rd).
Chief Milanowski said that several minutes later Deputy Matt Batchelder saw a dark mini-van southbound on M37 near 10 Mile Road, which appeared to be occupied by one white male fitting the description. He followed the van until backup deputies arrived and a stop was made. During the investigation, evidence of the crime was located and the subject was arrested and lodged at the Kent County Jail.
A warrant was obtained for the suspect for armed robbery, possession of cocaine and habitual offender.
He was due to be arraigned Tuesday, but the name of the suspect had not yet been released at press time.
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