GRPD: Robbery at IHOP and attempted robbery at McDonald’s may be connected

Posted at 8:41 PM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 21:05:07-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are investigating whether an attempted robbery at a McDonald’s and a robbery at an IHOP are linked.

The Grand Rapids Police Department confirms the attempted armed robbery occurred at the McDonald’s on Leonard Street around 4:10 a.m. Tuesday. Officials said a suspect pulled up to the drive-through and pointed a gun at an employee. When the employee took off, the suspect drove off without any cash. Police say the suspect was driving a white Chevrolet Impala.

Then a few minutes later, just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, two armed suspects walked into the IHOP on the East Beltline at Knapp’s Corner. Police say the pair demanded cash and then took off once they had it.  No one was hurt.

Anybody with any information is being asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at (616) 456-3400 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.