Police investigating 3 retail break-ins that occurred over night

Press release date: Thu Jun 13th, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013
TO: West Michigan News Media
FROM: Captain Jack Dykstra
REFERENCE: Business Break-ins - 716 Chicago Drive – related to other jurisdictions

Holland Police investigated 3 business/commercial break-ins early Thursday morning in the 700 block of Chicago Drive and police believe they are related to other incidents in the Holland – Zeeland area.

Officers are investigating breaking and entering where suspects smashed out the front doors of 2 businesses and a church. Little Ceaser’s at 716 Chicago Drive, Engelsman’s Nursery at 716 Chicago Drive and Engedi Church at 716 Chicago Drive, various suites in the Cedar Village business complex were broken into by the suspects smashing the front door to the business which is the modus operandi in other business break-ins in Holland Township and Zeeland area.

Police are working with business owners and the other LE agencies in the area to develop possible suspects. Suspects attempted to steal a safe from one of the locations however were unsuccessful.

Police are urging all business owners to be aware of suspicious subjects that may be in the area casing their establishment as well as suspicious vehicles seen in the area at the time of closing. Anyone suspicious should be checked by calling police at 1-800-249-0911.

Anyone who has information about these cases are urged to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1100 or the detectives at 355-1150. Persons also may email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com. For persons wishing to remain anonymous they may call Silent Observer at 1-877-887-4536 or they may visit the SO website at http://mosotips.com to submit an e-tip.