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Two bank robberies under investigation by GRPD

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 16:40:40-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Police Department is currently investigating two bank robberies that occurred roughly an hour apart.

GRPD does not believe that these robbery attempts are related to one another.

Robbery #1

The robbery attempt started around 3 p.m., at the Fifth Third Bank at 700 Bride St. NW.

The suspect of the first robbery, a 45-year-old white man wearing glasses, a black mask and a gray hoodie, fled on foot from the area.

The suspect is also 5'10", has brown eyes, and is possibly wearing a camo vest over the hoodie, along with a dark knit hat.

Robbery #2

A spokesperson for GRPD confirmed that a second bank robbery occurred less than an hour after later, at a bank on 28th Street.

That robbery attempt started around 4 p.m. at the Fifth Third Bank on 28th St. SE.

The suspect of that robbery is described to be a black man in his 20s, standing at 5'6" with a thin build.

That man was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a blue surgical mask, a dark-colored fleece and baggy jeans.

GRPD is working with the FBI on both these cases.