Robbery attempt near where suspect’s brother killed

Ottawa County
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HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The suspect in an attempted armed robbery Wednesday in Holland Township has a personal connection to the location of the incident.

The attempted robbery happened around 5 p.m. Monday on Riley Street near US-31, where police say 21-year-old Christian Bracamontes stopped a man, demanded his designer bag and then fired several shots after the would-be victim refused to hand it over.

Back in 2014, Bracamontes’ brother, Jonathan Bracamontes, was hit and killed in a hit-and-run crash while walking across US-31 less than a mile away from the scene of Monday’s attempted robbery.

The driver in that crash fled the scene and said she didn’t know she had hit someone. She was later charged and served probation time and performed community service for the incident.

Christian Bracamontes is facing charges of armed robbery, receving and concealing stolen property and felony firearms.

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