Posted on 01 May 2014.
The Kent County Sheriff Department reported last week that The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation of two recent jewelry store robberies and has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in the armed robbery at Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry in Grand Rapids and Tapper’s Diamond and Fine Jewelry in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
Tapper’s Diamond and Fine Jewelry has offered a $5,000 reward; the Kent County Silent Observer has offered a $1,000 reward and Crime Stoppers of Southeast Michigan has offered a $1,000 reward for a total of a $17,000.
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at approximately 12:29 p.m., four males wearing hooded sweatshirts covering their faces entered Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry to rob the store. At least one of the suspects was seen with a handgun. Shots were fired by employees at the robbers, and one was hit in the torso. The suspects then fled the store.
A few hours later, the same suspects robbed the Tapper’s Diamond and Fine Jewelry Store in West Bloomfield. Police compared the still photos and determined the clothing, bags, and the red and blue gloves are identical in both robberies.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff Department at 616-336-3113 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.
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Posted on 03 July 2013.
It’s been over three years now since Erica Sevigny, 26, of Sparta, was killed by a hit and run driver. And the reward for information leading to an arrest has just been increased.
Erica was on her way home from work at the Crazy Horse on 14 Mile Road on Saturday, April 3, when she swerved to avoid a deer on 14 Mile west of Pennington. She crashed her fiancee’s truck into a tree, but was unharmed. She got out of the truck and called police, and was on the phone with 911 when she was struck and killed by a hit and run driver just before midnight. Kent County Sheriff’s Department investigators believe that the suspect vehicle was traveling westbound on 14 Mile Road, and that it likely did not have a large amount of damage to the body.
The Kent County Sheriff Department has been actively working this case hoping to find the suspect(s) involved in this fatal hit and run death. The $5,000 reward that has been offered since Erica’s death has now been increased to $8,000 thanks to a $3,000 donation from a local business.
“Police have already received hundreds of tips but are still looking for good, crime-solving information regarding this case,” said Chris Cameron, of Silent Observer. “Friendships and loyalties can change or dissolve over time. Perhaps someone with knowledge of this tragic event will now no longer be afraid to come forward to tell authorities what they know.”
Silent Observer guarantees that those who report information about crime are anonymous and no one will ever try to learn their identity. Anyone with information about this tragic crime is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff Department at 632-6100 or Silent Observer at 774-2345. Silent Observer can be contacted confidentially by using the Report A Crime section on their website which is www.silentobserver.org. Or, download their mobile app and send a tip right from your smartphone.
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