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Suspects Identified In Attempted Armed Robbery

Posted at 4:03 PM, Sep 19, 2013

13-28688 suspects getting off bus behind victim blurredWYOMING, Mich. — The Wyoming Police have identified  three suspects involved in an Armed Robbery Attempt that occurred on September 11, 2013.  One subject has been lodged at Kent County Juvenile Detention charged with Assault With Intent to Rob While Armed.  Further charges may be pending once investigators meet with Prosecutors.  Due to the ages of the suspects, names will not be released.

During the incident, three unknown males exited a RAPID bus at Havana Ave./Burton St. with the victim. One suspect got in front of the victim and asked for his phone and items in his pockets. The victim refused and one of the other suspects pointed a silver handgun at the back of his head.  When the victim did not empty his pockets, the suspect with the gun shot him three times in the back of the head.  The suspects fled on foot without getting any property. Further investigation has indicated to police that gun was an air soft gun.

The victim had sustained minor injuries during the incident but is expected to make a full recovery.

Investigators have spoken with two of the three suspects thought to be involved.  A third suspect has been identified but is still outstanding.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the Wyoming Police Department at 616-530-7300 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.