GRPD: Suspect in Taco Bell armed robbery in custody

Taco Bell robbery
Crime tape surrounds a Grand Rapids Taco Bell that was robbed on May 3, 2017.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police have arrested a man they say robbed a Taco Bell at gunpoint.

It happened around 7:14 a.m. Wednesday at the Taco Bell at 605 Leonard Street NW, shortly after the restaurant’s lobby opened.

Police say the suspect demanded money and left the scene on a bicycle.

Crime tape surrounded the restaurant Wednesday morning, but the drive-thru appeared to be open.

Police told 24 Hour News 8 the suspect, who is a wanted parole absconder, was taken into custody around 9:20 a.m. on Broadway Avenue.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.