Police release details in afternoon Holland bank robbery

Posted at 5:41 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-07 13:09:18-04

HOLLAND, Mich. —  Police say a Macatawa Bank branch was held up in Holland late Friday afternoon.

Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority told FOX 17 it happened at 4:38 p.m., at 701 Maple Avenue.

Captain Keith Mulder with the Holland Department of Public Safety said “Yes, I can confirm that our officers are currently on a robbery at the Macatawa Bank…we have officers, K9 and detectives on-scene.”

On Saturday afternoon, Holland Police release details of the incident.

They said that at 4:38 p.m. Friday, officers from the Holland Department of Public Safety responded to another armed robbery at the Macatawa Bank at 701 Maple Avenue.  The  suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the tellers.  The suspect was reportedly holding a small, black handgun, pointed it at tellers and was able to obtain an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was described as a possible Hispanic male with darker skin tone, age in his 20s or 30s,  5’4″ – 5’8″, and approximately 200 pounds. The suspect was described as wearing a blue hooded “Michigan” sweatshirt, with yellow on the inside of the hood, black scarf covering his face, sunglasses, dark hat, black gloves, red T-shirt, and blue jeans.

The description of the suspect is very similar to the last robbery at this bank.

Holland DPS Officers set up a perimeter while an HDPS canine unit responded and attempted to track the suspect.  The suspect is believed to have fled on foot to a gold colored four-door vehicle, and then left the scene.  Officers were unsuccessful in their attempts to locate the suspect.

Anyone who has information that may help in this investigation is asked to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1150 or e-mail investigators at  Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Silent Observer by calling 1-877-887-4536, texting OCMTIP and your message to 274637 or you may go online and submit a tip using the online form at