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Police asking for help in identifying Holland armed robbers

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) - People in Holland are thinking twice before they step out because of three armed robberies in one week.

"It's four of them," said resident Paulette Berry.

Four Hispanic men in a dark SUV robbed two 18-year-old males, at knife point, August 22nd at 16th and Central at 3:13 a.m. About one hour later, a man on a bike noticed a similar vehicle and suspects at 17th and Columbia. He was hit on the head with an unknown object and the men emptied his pockets.

On Saturday the third robbery happened at 21st and Columbia.

A couple was approached by four males at 12:30 a.m. This time they were armed with bats and a handgun just outside Black River Public School.

"We just encourage them to be on their guard and be alert," said Principal Shannon Brunink.

While community leaders and members are reminded about basic safety, investigators are connecting the dots.

"We believe all three of these robberies are related," said Capt. Rick Walters

Nearby video surveillance camera's at the first location were captured at corner store. It shows a dark SUV circling the area several times before the robbery but didn't record the incident.

"We are using all the resources we have possible to identify those involved," Walters said.

Including a five hundred dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the men through Silent Observer.

By: Lambrini Lukidis








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