Crime spree suspect pleads to bank robbery

Kent County
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man accused of a slew of robberies in West Michigan and northern Indiana entered into a plea deal on the day his trial was supposed to start.

In Kent County Circuit Court Monday, Jacob Savickas pleaded guilty to bank robbery.

In exchange, two larceny cases and a charge of fleeing an officer were dropped.

Savickas was arrested in metro Grand Rapids in August 2017 after a crime spree that spanned more than a week and two states. Authorities say he robbed three gas stations in Kent County, tried to rob a McDonald’s, and then robbed a bank in Grand Rapids. He’s also accused of three robberies in northern Indiana, including one at a credit union.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 27. Savickas will have to make restitution of $11,114.68. If he returns some stolen property in working condition, he’ll only have to pay $9.464.68 back.

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