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The goal of this initiative to allow the community to assist police safely and anonymously in solving these crimes by using Silent Observer.  A solved crime also brings victims a sense of closure and justice which is also a goal of this project.  Some of the cases are older in nature and we hope to communicate to those who might hold back in giving their crime-solving information to look at their relationship with that suspect now and ask themselves if they still have the same fear or the same allegiance to the perpetrator and if not, to use their voice now to do what’s right and share their information with Silent Observer. Certainly, a suspect is not presumed guilty until he is convicted by a court of law.  But this will give the suspect the opportunity to answer to his/her charges. As with all tips that lead to the arrest of someone involved in a crime, rewards are offered in all cases highlighted. 

Cedar Springs Chase Bank Robbery 2015

Location: Chase Bank, 7 S. Main Street NE Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Complaint Number 19-155031

Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 1753 hours

On 8/14/2015 at 0940 AM the Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed bank robbery at 7 S. Main Street in Cedar Springs, MI 49319.  The suspect entered the bank and displayed a black handgun and demanded cash.  The suspect obtained money from the bank and fled on foot towards the White Pine Trail.  

The suspect in this case was described as a black male, 5”10 tall, and had an athletic build.  He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with a white Nike logo, black and red shorts, and black and white Nike shoes.  He carried a black backpack with draw strings.  The suspect covered his face with a light-colored handkerchief or shirt. 

In this case as well as the 2019 case the suspect was witnessed walking northbound on the white pine trail before the robbery.  Following the robbery, the suspect fled south on the white pine trail but did not travel as far south as W. Muskegon.   Again, it is believed he got into a vehicle somewhere in the area just north of W. Muskegon Street by the White Pine Trail.

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Cedar Springs Chase Bank Robbery 2019

Location: Chase Bank, 7 S. Main Street NE Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Complaint Number 19-155031

Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 1753 hours

On October 16, 2019 at approximately 1753 hours the Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Chase Bank 7 S. Main Street NE in Cedar Springs MI 49319 on the report of an armed bank robbery.  The suspect entered the Cedar Springs Bank, displayed a black semi auto style handgun, and demanded cash.  The suspect obtained money from the bank and fled on foot.  The suspect utilized the white pine trail to flee on foot to the south.  It is believed based on area surveillance cameras that he got into a parked vehicle near the White Pine Trail just north of West Muskegon Street NE.  

The suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s.  He is approximately 5’08 to 5’10 tall and has an athletic build.  He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, gray adidas shorts, and white adidas shoes.  He was also wearing a light blue face covering with holes cut out for his eyes and he carried a black backpack.  

Witness accounts and video surveillance of the incident are consistent in the fact that this suspect is in very good physical shape with a muscular build.  The included photos detail the shoes, sweatshirt, shorts, and backpack along with the suspects physical characteristics.  

Investigators believe that this incident is related to Kent County Sheriff’s Office Complaint Number 15-141262.  In this incident a black male with similar physical characteristics committed an Armed Robbery at the same Chase Bank at 7 N. Main Street in Cedar Springs.  Like the 2015 robbery the suspect in this case also fled on foot utilizing the White Pine Trail.  Again, it is suspected that he got into a vehicle.  

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Grandville Gym Theft

Can you ID this suspect?  On 11/10/21 this suspect allegedly stole a wallet from a local gym in Grandville and then used the stolen credit cards at the Rivertown mall.  He managed to charge over $500 in merchandise on the day of the theft.  If you can ID him and/or give us his location, contact Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 or submit a tip.

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WARNING: Do not approach or attempt to apprehend a person you suspect if you believe them to be armed and dangerous. Contact the police immediately or send us a tip.