Woman robbed making night deposit

Press release date: Sat May 31st, 2014
IMMEDIATE RELEASE On 5-30-2014 at approximately 10:55 pm officers of the Holland Department of Public Safety were dispatched to the Macatawa Bank, located at 699 E 16th St. in the City of Holland, on a report of a strong armed robbery which had just occurred. The victim, a 21 year old Holland woman, who is also a clerk at a local gas station, was making a night deposit at the bank related to her employment. While making the deposit she was approached by a male subject who was wearing a bandana covering his face. The male subject grabbed the money bag out of the deposit box and fled on foot, fleeing in a north easterly direction. A perimeter was immediately set up by HDPS Police officers and a K9 from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist. The K9 track led to the area of a nearby apartment complex where the track was lost. No weapon was seen or implied in the incident and the victim was not injured. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and tan pants as well as the bandana. Video from the bank shows a 2nd male individual arriving at the same time as the suspect and is possible an accomplice in the incident. Based on the video this appears to be a heavy set male individual wearing a dark colored t-shirt. Still shots of from the video are attached, although the quality is very poor. The incident remains under investigation by Holland Police Detectives. Anyone who has information about this case is 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.