Police investigate Wyoming cellphone store robbery

Kent County

Police investigating after a robbery at a Verizon store in Wyoming Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating after a robbery at a cellphone store in Wyoming Monday morning.

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety told News 8 that the robbery happened around 11 a.m. at the Verizon store on Byron Center Avenue SW, north of M-6.

Four suspected entered the store after pushing an employee out of the doorway. The suspects were able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cellphones. No weapon was seen during the robbery, according to a WDPS news release, and no one was injured.

The suspects were last seen driving away northbound in a four-door, cobalt blue Ford F-150 with no license plate and damage on the passenger side.

Wyoming police say a nearby gas station reported a similar pickup drove off without the people inside paying for their gas just before the cellphone store robbery. They released surveillance photos of the truck and the driver — two of which are from the gas station and one of which is from the Verizon, on Monday afternoon.

Surveillance photos released by police show the truck and a suspect believed to be involved in a Verizon store robbery in Wyoming on Jan. 4, 2021.

Anyone with information is asked to call WDPS at 616.530.7300 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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