Grand Rapids Police are investigating multiple break-ins that occurred at local businesses early Thursday.

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According to police, GRPD patrol officers responded to six separate burglaries (or attempted burglaries) to area businesses between 2a.m. and 4a.m. December 29th.

Four of the businesses were gas stations or convenience stores, one was a liquor store, and one was a cannabis retail business.

Courtesy GRPD
Courtesy GRPD

Three suspects were caught on surveillance video being involved with these burglaries. mages of the suspects have yet to be released, however, police have shared descriptions of the suspects:

  • Suspect 1 -  Male, black ski-mask, orange face covering, black puffy jacket, black pants, white shoes.
  • Suspect 2 - Male, blue face covering, black jacket with hood up, dark-colored pants, black shoes.
  • Suspect 3 - Male, black baseball cap, black puffy jacket with hood up, blue jeans, black shoes, and gloves.

Police say at least one of the vehicles involved in the robberies was a white 2012 Toyota 4Runner that had been stolen out of the city of Wyoming earlier in the night. It was eventually located unoccupied by the Michigan State Police at US 131/I196 shortly after the last burglary was reported. Evidence from the burglaries was found inside the car.

The suspects involved used a large rock to break the front door or windows to several of the businesses.

Courtesy GRPD
Courtesy GRPD

Once inside, their main target was E-cigarettes, vaping cartridges, and traditional tobacco products. In at least one burglary, money from the cash register was also taken.

Courtesy GRPD
Courtesy GRPD

Incident Locations:

  • 2:47a.m. hrs. 2355 Eastern Ave SE-Alger Quick Stop (Burglary)
  • 3:14 a.m. 3110 Plainfield Ave NE-BP Gas station (Burglary)
  • 3:15 a.m3210 Plainfield Ave NE-Speedway (Attempt)
  • 3:27 a.m. 1760 Alpine Ave NW-Mobile Station (Burglary)
  • 3:54 a.m. 3423 Plainfield Ave NE-3Fifteen Cannabis (Attempt)
  • Unknown time - 1585 Plainfield Ave NE- North End Beer & Liquor (Attempt)

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at (616) 456-3380 or tips can be sent anonymously through Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

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