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Kent County deputies seek 2 men involved in Gaines Township carjacking

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Mar 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 11:02:08-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Deputies say they have found a Jeep that two men stole from a woman at gunpoint, but the suspects are still at large.

The Kent County Sheriff's Office says officers from the Grand Rapids Police Department found a blue Jeep that was stolen earlier this week driving in the area of Fuller Avenue and 196 around 2:30 Wednesday morning.

The sheriff's office says the Jeep took off, but officers found it again after it crashed near Knapp St. and Ball Ave.

Kent County deputies and a Wyoming police K-9 searched for the driver but were unable to find them.

Police say the Jeep had been stolen at gunpoint from a Grand Rapid's woman in Gaines Township Monday night.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) says the incident occurred at 9:15 p.m. near Billings Court and Saffron Lane.

We’re told one man pointed a gun at the 58-year-old woman while another man snatched her keys from a lanyard hanging around her neck. Both men took off in the woman’s vehicle, deputies say.

The men are both described as Black and in their teens or twenties. They were wearing surgical masks and dark clothing, KCSO says.

The carjacking is believed to have been a random incident, which is currently under investigation.

Those with information in connection to the alleged carjacking are encouraged to call deputies at 616-632-6125 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

It is not yet clear if the incident is related to reports of an armed robbery and attempted carjacking in Wyoming that same day.

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