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Suspect arrested in Thanksgiving armed robbery

Kent county authorities have arrested a suspect in a Thanksgiving armed robbery at a Plainfield Township grocer.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says a man held a gun to a 52-year-old woman’s head in a Meijer’s restroom and demanded her wallet.

It occurred just before 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Several shoppers saw the man flee the store with a gun and the wallet.

Authorities say a Meijer employee was able to identify the 24-year-old male suspect, who was located in a nearby apartment and arrested.

He is currently lodged in the Kent County Jail and charged with armed robbery.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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