The Grand Rapids Police department is investigating a series of armed robberies that have occurred between April 13, 2014 and June 22, 2014.
These armed robberies have generally involved one or more suspects entering a convenience-type store, producing a hand gun, and robbing the store employee of money and Newport cigarettes. In several of the robberies, patrons of the store, were also robbed of their personal property.
The suspect descriptions are reported as a black male, 5'-8' in height with a thin build. The second suspect is 5'-10" in height,with a thin build. The suspects wore hooded-sweatshirts, bandanas, or partial ski masks. During one of the robberies, one of the suspects wore a distinctive navy blue shirt with white sleeves and shoulders. The word "Nuggets" is printed on the back shoulder,
The Major Case Team continues to investigate these robberies. It is believed that these robberies were committed by the same suspects or suspect. Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call police at 456-3604 or Silent Observer at 774-2345.
Silent Observer can also be contacted at www.silentobserver.org.
The businesses robbed include;
Our Food Mart, 423 Webster St., NW
Knapp Street Party Store, 701 Knapp St., NE
Miti Mini, 1210 Giddings Ave., SE
Sam's Party Store, 1034 Bridge St., NW
Supermercado, 957 Davis St., NW
Speedway Gas Station, 1533 Leonard St., NE
Oliver's Market, 1548 Kalamazoo Ave., SE
Guddis Corner, 1220 College Ave., NE
Ron's Quick Stop, 1115 Bridge St., NW
Little Caesars Pizza, 1245 Leonard St., NW