Robbery at gas station - weapon implied

Press release date: Fri May 30th, 2014
City of Holland Michigan Official Website


At 10:58 pm Thursday night, Holland police officers were dispatched to 1149 S Washington on a report of a robbery.  Police officers including a K-9 unit arrived onscene wthin minutes after the call but officers determined that there had been about a 15 minute time delay in reporting the robbery.  The victim working at the gas station had called management prior to calling 911 which delayed police response. The victim stated the suspect walked in and implied that he had a weapon demanding the cash.  

Despite the delay in reporting, a K-9 track was attempted however the suspect was not located.  The victim described the suspect as a hispanic male, approximately 5'07"-5'09", thinner to average build, last seen wearing tan shorts, white tennis shoes and a dark color, hooded sweathshirt with a checker board or plaid pattern. The suspect reportedlly fled west and left with a undetermined amount of cash.  Police are working on enhancing surveillance photos which may be included later.

Anyone who has information about this case is urged to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1100, Detective Sergeant Tom Kazen at 355-1153 or email investigators at .  For persons wishing to remain anonymous they may call Silent Observer at 1-877-887-4536 or they may visit the SO website at to submit an e-tip.