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Police: Armed robber points gun at Plainfield Ave gas-station clerk

Posted at 10:37 PM, Jul 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-14 23:57:32-04

11:45pm UPDATE: The Kent County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release issued late Saturday night the suspect pointed a silver handgun at the clerk, demanded all the money from the cash register, and made off with “approximately $1,600 in cash”.

Police say the robber took off running  from the Thunder Mountain Gulf Gas Station at  5002 Plainfield Ave NE. “(A) Kent County K9 tracked to the southwest and terminated (the search) in a nearby parking lot. Fortunately, the female clerk was not injured.”

The robber is described as black, 5-feet-6 inches tall, with an average build, according to the news release. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, a mask, dark pants and dark shoes. “He was armed with an unknown silver handgun.”

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with more information about the case should contact the Kent County Sheriff’s Office at (616)-632-6100.

————–Earlier story:

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.  —  Kent County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a gas-station robbery at 5000 Plainfield Avenue NE.

It happened around 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

FOX 17 images shot by Dino Kahrimanovic

Kent County Dispatch Authority confirmed it was an armed robbery at the Gulf gas station/Thunder Mountain Car Wash. But details about the incident were not immediately available.

Police still were searching for the bandit as of 10:30 p.m., per dispatchers.  There was no initial word of any injuries.

FOX 17 has a crew on-scene, and will have more details as they become available.

This is a developing story.