24 Hour News 8 web staff - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) -- The search is on for a Grand Rapids bank robbery suspect that could be connected to a series of other robberies in the area, police say.
Detectives say Jacob Abraham Savickas is a person of interest in the robbery, which happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Independent Bank at 3090 Plainfield Ave. NE, near I-96. He's also wanted in connection to at least six other unarmed robberies since July 26.
Savickas is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 150-170 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes.
He was last seen driving a dark blue or possibly purple 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4D with the Michigan license plate of DNL1257.
Police said earlier the robbery suspect was wearing a white T-shirt, camouflage shorts and a black baseball cap and sunglasses, according to police. Officers said he fled the scene in a dark-colored, older model passenger vehicle, which has a distinguishing feature of rust on the passenger door near the tire.