Police seek attempted armed robbery suspect

Kent County sheriff's deputies are searching for this suspect who they say attempted to rob an Alpine Township gas station Friday evening. (Dec. 4, 2015)

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspect who tried to hold up a gas station by gunpoint Friday evening.

Police say the suspect walked into the Mobil gas station located at 4258 Alpine Avenue NW in Alpine Township around 6:30 p.m., showed semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash from the clerk.

The suspect wasn’t given any money and fled on foot.

Police describe the suspect as black man with facial hair in his early 20s, around 5 foot 8 and 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff’s Department at 616.632.6100 or Silent Observer.

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