Suspect loose following armed robbery at Kent County Credit Union

Posted at 10:40 AM, Mar 14, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Kent County Credit Union was held up by an armed gunman Saturday morning.

Police responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at Kent County Credit Union, in the 1600 block of Plainfield Ave. NE, just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The suspect entered the credit union brandishing a short-barrel shotgun  and announced that it was a robbery and demanded cash.  An undisclosed amount of cash was placed into a black bag carried by the suspect.

The suspect is being described as “a white male, 5’6″ – 5’8″ tall, with a medium to large build”.  He was wearing a black hooded parka, black pants and tennis shoes.  He attempted to conceal his identity with sunglasses and a scarf wrapped around his face.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken in the hold-up, and the suspect is currently still on the loose.

Image Courtesy Facebook User Elizabeth Lisa Ritzke Wolever‎

Image Courtesy Facebook User Elizabeth Lisa Ritzke Wolever‎

I-96 WB was shut down for a short time around 10:30 a.m. Saturday while a vehicle thought possibly connected to the robbery was pulled

over and investigated.  No word yet on if the vehicle or it’s occupants had anything to do with the robbery.

The Grand Rapids Police Department Major Case Team is investigating. Anyone with further information is asked to call
the Grand Rapids Police Department at 456-3604 or Silent Observer 774-2345. Silent Observer can also be contacted
anonymously at