Armed robbery at CVS; suspect on run

Police on scene of an armed robbery at the CVS on 28th Street near Eastern. (June 27, 2014)
Police on scene of an armed robbery at the CVS on 28th Street near Eastern. (June 27, 2014)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are looking for the suspect who robbed a CVS pharmacy at gunpoint.

The armed robbery happened around 4 a.m. Friday at the CVS pharmacy on 28th Street near Eastern.

Three clerks were inside the store at the time of the robbery. Police say a man came in the store, grabbed a beer and then told the employees he was robbing the store.

Dispatchers tell 24 Hour News 8 the suspect was armed with a handgun when he went into the CVS pharmacy.

He was able to get away with an unknown amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black man, about 5 feet 6 inches with a scar on the right side of his face. He was also wearing a black hoodie and black jeans.

This robbery is most likely not related to other recent robberies in the Grand Rapids area, as this suspect was not wearing a mask and also had a distinct scar officers believe would have been noted in the other robberies.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Rapids Police at 616.456.3403.

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