Man arrested after Holland-area bank robbery

Authorities at the scene of a bank robbery in Holland at Aug. 10, 2017.

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say they have arrested a suspect in the Thursday robbery of a Holland-area bank.

The robbery happened just before noon at the West Michigan Community Bank at 82 Douglas Ave. in Holland Township, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say the robber implied he had a weapon and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. No customers were inside the bank at the time and no one was injured.

Authorities say they identified the suspect’s vehicle through surveillance images from the bank. His car was later found in the 600 block of Douglas Avenue, about a mile from the bank.

Eventually, investigators tracked the suspect to Pigeon Creek Park off Stanton Street in Olive Township, several miles north of the bank. He was arrested without incident around 4:15 p.m.

The 57-year-old suspect, whose name was not released Thursday, is expected to be formally charged Friday.

Anyone with information on the robbery is encouraged to call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 616.738.4000 or Silent Observer at 877.887.4536.