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19 Oct 11 Alpine robberies have similar details – WOOD


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A recent rash of armed robberies along Alpine Avenue has investigators looking closely at the descriptions of the suspects.

Early Wednesday, an Admiral gas station on Alpine NW near Hillsdale Drive NW was held up by two men, dressed in black and wearing masks. A silver handgun was seen, and they left with cash and cigarettes.

Tuesday evening, a Jimmy John’s restaurant at 3790 Alpine NW was robbed by a man armed with a long gun, authorities said.

Just before 5 a.m. Monday, a 7-11 at 1349 Alpine Avenue NW was robbed at gunpoint by a masked man who took money and cigarettes.

On October 7, a Subway on Alpine NW was held up by an armed man.

In some cases, the getaway was made in a dark-colored passenger car with tinted windows and shiny, chrome rims, authorities said.

On Sunday night, two men entered a McDonald’s at 1100 Leonard NW and grabbed some cash out of the register and fled.

24 Hour News 8 will continue to follow this story.

Article source: http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/kent_county/Alpine-robberies-have-similar-details

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