Holland Police Respond Quickly To Robbery But Find Clerk Delayed Calling 911

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73232745-08174155-400224HOLLAND, Mich. (May 30, 2014) — Officers arrived only minutes after being dispatched on a report of a robbery at a gas station Thursday night, but they found the thief had a 15-minute head start because the clerk called management before calling 911, said the Holland Public Safety Department.

Police were sent to the station at 1149 S. Washington Avenue at 10:58 p.m., and a K-9 unit arrive minutes later. The dog was unable to locate the suspect, who had gotten some cash and fled west.

The robber was described as an Hispanic man with a thin to average build, between 5’7″ and 5’9″, wearing white tennis shoes and a dark color hooded sweatshirt with a checked or plaid pattern.

Surveillance photos are being reviewed to see if they will be of any help.

If you know anything, contact Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1100, detectives at 355-1150 or email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com.  Anonymous tips can be left atl Silent Observer at 1-877-887-4536.

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