Police investigating possible link between GR robberies

Surveillance footage of the suspect of a Jan. 16, 2018 bank robbery in Grand Rapids, Mich.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are trying to determine if the man who robbed a Grand Rapids bank Tuesday afternoon is responsible for an earlier robbery in the city.

The most recent crime happened at 12:05 p.m. at the Macatawa Bank located at 2440 Burton Street SE near Breton Road.

Police say the man passed a note to a teller demanding money, and he may have left the scene in a burgundy sedan.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male in his 50s, who is at least 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a winter hat with ear flaps, a tan jacket, dark jeans and dark shoes.

The suspect’s description is similar to the man who robbed another Macatawa Bank on Saturday.  Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact investigators at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.