2 arrested after Amazon delivery truck robbery

Kent County

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Two people are in custody in connection to the armed robbery of an Amazon delivery truck, which led to a standoff in Wyoming Monday afternoon.

The robbery happened in Rockford just before 1 p.m. near 10 Mile Road and Oak Street.

Rockford police say a suspect approached an Amazon driver at gunpoint. The suspect then left in the truck. Two other suspects left in a stolen vehicle. All the suspects headed south in the vehicles.

Authorities said no one was hurt.

Investigators tracked the suspects to a home on Riley Avenue SW near Longfellow Avenue in Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Public Safety, Michigan State Police, Grand Rapids SWAT and ambulance crews surrounded the home. Using a bullhorn, police ordered those inside to surrender.

After several hours, authorities say a search warrant was executed. Before that, one suspect took off on foot but was taken into custody. A second suspect inside the home was also arrested.

The third suspect had not been found as of Monday night.

The suspects were turned over to Rockford police before being taken to the Kent County jail.

The stolen vehicles and a firearm have been recovered.

Police said their presence outside the home looked more dramatic than the situation actually was.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have to play this a certain way just to make sure that we keep everyone include these neighbors safe assuming the worst-case scenario, which we really don’t think is in play,” Wyoming Department of Public Safety Capt. James Maguffee said.

As of around 6 p.m., authorities had cleared the scene.

Lt. Aaron Sawyer with the Rockford Department of Public Safety said the collaboration between the agencies involved help the situation end peacefully.

“We thank our colleagues in the City of Wyoming, City of Grand Rapids, Kent County and Michigan State Police for their critical help in apprehending the suspects,” Sawyer said in a Monday night press release. “Their swift action and professionalism ended this conflict with no one harmed. We’ll continue to work alongside them as we investigate the matter further.”

Police said they plan to present charges to the prosecutor’s office Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 616.866.9557 or Wyoming police at 616.530.7300. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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