HDPS seek suspect in dollar store armed robbery

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HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Holland police are searching for a suspect who robbed a store at gunpoint on Wednesday.

It happened just after 9 p.m. at the Dollar Tree store located at 661 E 24th Street, according to a news release from the Holland Department of Public Safety.

Police say the suspect, who was wearing a white rag or bandana, entered the store just before it closed for the evening. The suspect took out a handgun and demanded money from an employee.

After stealing money from one of the cash registers, the suspect took the employee to the store office where he stole more money.

The suspect fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen heading north. Police believe he may have been picked up by a vehicle a short distance away from the store.

Police described the suspect as a man around 20- to 30-years-old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue sweatpants.

Investigators say they can’t confirm that the incident is related to the armed robbery at a Holland Speedway gas station on Aug. 23, but say there are many similarities between the two robberies.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Holland Department of Public Safety detectives at 616.355.1150 or by emailing policetips@cityofholland.com. Tips may also be submitted to Silent Observer at 877.887.4536.

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