GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Three suspects in connection to a stolen vehicle are in custody after police surround a home in Grand Rapid for over five hours.
Grand Rapids Police Sergeant Terry Dixon said a man who was on his way to work in the 1000 block of Dickinson Street told police he was robbed at gunpoint. Police responded to the scene, where a K-9 unit tracked footprints to an area where a vehicle appeared to have left the scene.
A few hours later, police say a driver crashed a vehicle into a fence in the 300 block of Fox Street. The driver’s description was similar to that of the armed robbery suspect.
Grand Rapids police determined the vehicle, a Honda, was stolen around 7 a.m. Friday, and the driver was not inside. A K-9 unit led officers to the home in the 200 block of Dickinson Street. Around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, police surrounded the home and were there for several hours. Police said on their twitter account that the situation was resolved at 1:44 p.m. on Saturday.
Police say some individuals who were inside the home have cooperated and come out of the home. Three “persons of interest” in the vehicle theft have been taken into custody. Some area homes have been evacuated.
Grand Rapids police are still trying to determine if one of the three suspects in the grand theft auto is also connected to the armed robbery.
Police say the suspect is described as a male between the ages of 16 and 22-years-old.
The department’s Major Case Team is investigating the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.