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Holland Business Robbed In Broad Daylight

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73232745-08174155-400224HOLLAND, Mich- Holland Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Shaker Messenger in downtown Holland around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The owner stated a man was in their establishment inquiring on items for sale near the front cash drawer and while the employee was in another room briefly, the suspect opened the cash drawer and took an unspecified amount of cash and fled on foot.

The suspect was described as a light skinned Hispanic male, medium build, approximately 25 years of age with a thin beard and a crew cut style black hair. The suspect was wearing a blue shirt, baggy khaki shorts, and a baseball hat and he fled on foot south bound from the business towards the intersection of  9th and River Ave. after placing the cash in a pink plastic bag that he had with him when he entered the store.

Anyone who has information about this case is urged to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1100. Persons also may email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com. For persons wishing to remain anonymous they may call Silent Observer at 1-877-887-4536

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3 comments

  • Tom

    How is the truth Racist George?
    A fact is a fact, or would you rather put the citizens of Holland at greater risk by not giving a description of a wanted criminal ?

    Would you feel the same way if the criminal were white skinned

  • HOLLAND

    Maybe if the cops weren't out harassing people, they would have had time to deal with this… I know someone who has an officer yesterday "watching" their house, ALL DAY, for someone who doesn't live there anymore who has an FOC warrant. Why would they waste time staring at a house for friend of the court, just hoping to catch the guy, when they could have been out solving real crimes all along, like this robbery. And yes, this happened about the same time as the robbery, so the cop could have been dealing with finding the guy who robbed the store instead of watching a house for someone who is long gone….

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