3 cellphone store break-ins in 3 days in Ottawa County

Posted at 7:09 AM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 07:10:35-04

HOLLAND, Mich. -- The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is investigating yet another cellphone store break-in Wednesday.

It happened just before 6:15 a.m. at the T-Mobile Store located at 12359 James St. Suite 30, in Holland.

The responding deputies were sent to an alarm at the business and upon arrival they found the front door smashed out. The staff at this is still working on an actual inventory loss as that is still being put together.

This comes after two stores were hit since Monday. The first incident happened around 4 a.m. Monday at a Verizon store on Cottonwood Drive in Georgetown Township. About $1,600 in phones were taken.

The second happened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at a T-Mobile on Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale, but nothing was taken in that incident.

Authorities said the suspects got in by smashing out a front window in both break-ins, and they are believed to be connected to a string of other break-ins.

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Observer at 877-88-SILENT.