Monday, July 29, 2013


The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating three robberies that occurred in the span of an hour. An employee was locked in a freezer during one of the incidents, police said. 

The first 911 call was made around 9:53 p.m. Sunday at the McDonald's restaurant at 1240. S. Division Ave. The male suspect walked up to the drive-thru window and threatened the employee with a large, black handgun, police said. He was given some cash and ran away. His approximate age is unknown, but the only descriptors available are he was a skinny, black man about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and wearing a large, hooded, brown- or dark gray-colored sweatshirt. 

Then around 10:40 p.m., officers responded Kuzzins Lounge at 741 Leonard St. NW. That is where police told 24 Hour News 8 a man was hit in the head and robbed, as he walked out of the business. The victim was then robbed. He was treated at the scene for his injuries. The suspect is described as a black man; in his mid 40s; having a stocky build and a scruffy beard; and wearing a blue, pullover sweater with orange writing from shoulder to shoulder and blue jeans. 

The third crime occurred at 10:51 p.m. at the Subway restaurant at 1540 Wealthy St. SE. Police said the suspect implied he had a weapon, locked the employee in the freezer, stole some cash and ran from the scene. The suspect is described as a black man, in his 40s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, having salt and pepper-colored hair, a stocky build, glasses, and wearing a denim jacket with tan sleeves, a denim hat and blue jeans. 

Investigators don't believe the crimes are connected. 

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