Deputies look for suspect in Kent Co. bank robbery

Kent County
The Kent County Sheriff's Office has released a surveillance photo of a suspect who robbed the  TCF Bank branch on Kalamazoo Avenue near 60th Street in Gaines Township on Nov. 27, 2020. 

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office has released a surveillance photo of a suspect who robbed the  TCF Bank branch on Kalamazoo Avenue near 60th Street in Gaines Township on Nov. 27, 2020. 

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Kent County authorities are looking for a suspect in a bank robbery. 

It happened just before 11 a.m. Friday at the TCF Bank branch on Kalamazoo Avenue near 60th Street in Gaines Township.

Deputies say the suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the tellers. The suspect got away with $2,000 to $3,000 in cash, according to Kent County dispatchers.

A photo of the scene of a robbery at the TCF Bank in Gaines Township on Nov. 27, 2020. 
A photo of the scene of a robbery at the TCF Bank in Gaines Township on Nov. 27, 2020. 

The suspect drove away, possibly in a dark-colored, smaller SUV, according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies say the suspect is described as being a Black man in his 20s, less than 6 fee tall and has an average build. He was wearing a purple or maroon ¾ length jacket.

Investigators from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office are working in conjunction with the FBI.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff’s Department at 616.632.6100 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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