Man armed with pistol robs gas station

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police are searching for a man who robbed a gas station while armed with a pistol.

The armed robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the BP gas station located at 2035 Lake Michigan Dr. NW.

Police say the man ran towards the east direction following the robbery.

A K-9 unit was brought in, but police were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black man, between 5’6″ to 5’8″ with a thin build, possibly in his 20s. He was wearing a blue bandana over his face, blue pants, and a dark blue jacket with gray fur.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Grand Rapids police at 616.456.3403 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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