Police release photos of suspects in Christmas robbery

Kent County
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KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — Police have released surveillance images of two masked men who robbed a 28th Street gas station on Christmas using a gift-wrapped gun.

It happened around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Shell gas station at 3960 28th Street SE, just west of East Paris Avenue in Kentwood.

Thursday, the Kentwood Police Department released surveillance photos of the two suspects inside the gas station.

Kentwood police say two men dressed all in black walked into the gas station and robbed the clerk using what appeared to be a long gun. The thieves ran away with cash, but it’s unclear how much.

No one was injured in the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kentwood Police Department at 616.698.8580.

This is the second time this month the Shell gas station has been robbed. On Dec. 2, a man armed with a knife and wearing a hairnet over his face robbed a clerk and took the employee’s vehicle. Officers arrested the suspect in a hotel parking lot a few blocks away.

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