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.