MAPLE VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a 28-year-old Sand Lake man accused of robbing two gas stations in Montcalm County has been arrested on two counts of armed robbery.
On April 12, authorities say the suspect approached the employees while carrying a long gun. He told the employees to open the register and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
In July, authorities say the same man came into the station with a black bolt-action hunting rifle with a scope and a green sling and took an undisclosed amount of cash.
In both cases, the suspect was seen driving a dark-colored pickup truck, troopers say.
Authorities did an extensive search for the vehicle and it was identified, according to a news release from the Michigan State Police.
Troopers say the suspect, whose name has not been released yet, was arrested at his home Friday after authorities conducted a search warrant.
When the search warrant was conducted, officers say they seized the gun and clothing that was used in the Trufant robbery.
The suspect is being held at the Montcalm County Jail.