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2 Kent County banks robbed within 20 minutes

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 18:22:34-04

WYOMING, Mich. — Two banks in Kent County were robbed within 20 minutes of each other Thursday afternoon, according to Fox 17 reporters at the scene.

One happened at the Fifth/Third Bank on Chicago Drive in Grandville at 11:13 a.m. and the other at Macatawa Bank on Clyde Park in Wyoming at 11:33 a.m.

Police are looking for a suspect they described as a dark-skinned Black man wearing a skirt, a raincoat and carrying a purse.

Witnesses told police he appeared to be in his 20s or 30s, 5'5" to 5'9" with a thin build.

Law enforcement was at the scene at both banks.

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A perimeter was established in the area of 32nd/34th and Woodward, near Peppercorn Apartments, though it was later taken down once law enforcement was confident the suspect was not within it.

A suspect vehicle was also found after a short chase.

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There was a threat of a weapon during the robberies, but no one was hurt.

Police did not say if any money was taken.

Photos of the suspect have been released by Wyoming police. See the image viewer above.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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