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Authorities searching for suspect in 2 county gas station robberies

Police in Holland and deputies in Allegan County are working together to find the man who robbed two gas stations Monday morning.

Authorities in two different counties are searching for a suspect that robbed two gas stations early Monday, July 23.

Just after 6:30 a.m., officers with the Holland Department of Public Safety were dispatched to the Mobil Gas Station on Lincoln Avenue.

The clerk reported a man entered the store, pulled out a gun and demanded cash. After the clerk handed over the money, the suspect ran out of the store and got into a vehicle. Police say it was last seen headed south on Lincoln Avenue.

About 20 minutes after the incident in Holland, the Allegan County Sheriff's Office responded to a similar robbery at the Mobil Gas Station in Hamilton involving the same suspect. Deputies say the vehicle was last seen leaving the Hamilton gas station and heading north on a side street.

Authorities say the suspect is around 5'6" to 5'7" tall with a slim build. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark colored jacket, camo-colored face covering and black and white Converse Chuck Taylor shoes.

The vehicle he left both robberies in was a 4-door sedan with a red/brown hood and damage to the passenger side.

The Allegan County Sheriff's Office also said that a stolen motorcycle could be connected to the armed robbery. It is a black 1999 Honda Shadow 1100 with black leather side bags. It was last seen heading north on 43rd Street from 139th Avenue. The suspect involved in this is described as a white man who is about 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 10 with dark hair, dark clothing and a backpack. If you see this motorcycle and/or person, please call our Central Dispatch at 269-673-3899.

Anyone with information that may further the investigation is asked to contact that Holland Department of Public Safety at 616-355-1150 or email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com.

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Suspect vehicle in two separate gas station robberies in Holland and Hamilton on Monday morning.

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