Suspect charged in Holland Twp. armed robbery

Mug shot of Gustavo Olivares-Sanchez.

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – An illegal immigrant accused of robbing a Meijer at knifepoint Thursday has been charged.

The robbery happened around 6 p.m. at the Meijer store located at 3320 Westshore Drive in Holland Township.

Police said the suspect, 31-year-old Gustavo Olivares-Sanchez, tried to walk out of the store with beer and clothing when a loss prevention officer attempted to stop him.

Sanchez then showed the loss prevention officer a knife and fled the scene.

Police were able to identify the suspect through surveillance photos and video. Sanchez was arrested Friday night at his home.

Sanchez was arraigned over the weekend on an armed robbery charge. He is being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a result of his immigration status.

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