Search is on for suspect in Dollar Store armed robbery

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HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police are searching for the man in these surveillance pictures who robbed a Dollar General at knife point Saturday evening.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Dept. the incident happened at the Dollar General located at 91 Douglas St. in Holland Township around 8 p.m. Saturday.

The suspect, a black man believed to be in his mid to late 20s, around 5 foot 8, weighing between 170-180 pounds, went to the counter to pay then pulled out a knife demanding money.

He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured.

Police say K-9 units tracked the suspect for awhile but were unable to stay on his trail.

While the sheriff’s office would not confirm if the incident is related to a recent string of robberies in the Kent and Ottawa county areas, they are looking into a possible connection and did admit this appear to be extremely similar.

A Dollar General located in the 1200 block of Madison on Grand Rapids’ southeast side was robbed Saturday night as well by a suspect with a knife. Police believe it is related to three other robberies in Grand Rapids, three in Wyoming and one in Holland.

In all of the cases, investigators say the suspect covers his face with his hands as he walks into the store before heading to the counter to make a purchase. When at the register he points at a knife at the clerk and takes money from the drawer.

The suspect has been described as a black male standing about six feet tall and has been seen wearing a tan-colored fisherman’s hat.

If you have any information call police or Silent Observer.

Surveillance video of suspect police say robbed a Dollar General at knife point Saturday.

Surveillance video of suspect police say robbed a Dollar General at knife point Saturday.

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