Police name person of interest in GR bank robbery

The scene of a bank robbery at 3090 Plainfield Ave. on Aug. 2, 2017.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The search is on for a Grand Rapids bank robbery suspect that could be connected to a series of other robberies in the area, police say.

Jacob Savickas
An undated mug shot of Jacob Savickas. (Kent County Sheriff’s Office)

Detectives say Jacob Abraham Savickas is a person of interest in the robbery, which happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Independent Bank at 3090 Plainfield Ave. NE, near I-96. He’s also wanted in connection to at least six other unarmed robberies since July 26.

Savickas is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 150-170 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen driving a dark blue or possibly purple 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4D with the Michigan license plate of DNL1257.

Jacob Abraham Savickas
An undated photo of Jacob Abraham Savickas’ car. (Kent County Sheriff’s Office)

Police said earlier the robbery suspect was wearing a white T-shirt, camouflage shorts and a black baseball cap and sunglasses, according to police. Officers said he fled the scene in a dark-colored, older model passenger vehicle, which has a distinguishing feature of rust on the passenger door near the tire.