VIDEO: Man breaks into open Plainwell gas station

Allegan County

PLAINWELL, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a would-be robber smashed through a glass door to get into a gas station convenience store that was already unlocked and open.

It happened around 2:45 a.m. Monday at the Marathon Gas Station located at 665 Allegan Street near US-131 in Plainwell.

The Plainwell Department of Public Safety said a man got into the store after smashing the glass door in with a large rock. Surveillance video shows he ran away after an employee in the back office ran up to the counter and confronted him.

Police said the suspect clearly did not realize the gas station was open and the door was unlocked.

Officers are still searching for the vandal. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Plainwell Department of Public Safety at 269.685.9858 or Silent Observer at 855.745.3686.

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