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UPDATE: The Kent County Sheriff’s Office reports by using citizen’s tips and surveillance video from multiple locations, investigators  identified  the suspect in the June 22 Huntington Bank robbery as Marcello Joseph Diaz, 34 of Holland.

Investigators executed search warrants and evidence of the crime was located. Tuesday, the case was reviewed by the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office. Diaz is charged with bank robbery and is in the Kent County Correctional Facility.

Anyone with information on the ongoing investigation is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 616-632-6357 or Silent Observer, 616-774-2345.


ORIGINAL STORY: The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a man with a gun robbed the Huntington Bank at 2365 84th Street yesterday.

The suspect entered the bank, drew a nickel colored revolver, pointed it at the teller, and demanded money. He fled with an unknown amount of cash and rode a bicycle to the northeast where officials believe he got into a maroon Chrysler Pacifica and left the area northbound on Byron Center Avenue.


There were no injuries reported.


The suspect is described as a medium to larger built man of unknown ethnicity, wearing a hat with “Vans” in white lettering on the front, glasses or sunglasses, a dark bandana, a grey or blue long sleeve shirt with a black short sleeve over shirt, khaki cargo shorts, and bright white shoes.

Huntington Bank is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.


Response efforts were coordinated with the FBI who also responded to the scene and will be handling the investigation from this point forward. Anyone with information pertaining to the

identity of the involved parties is asked to call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or the FBI.









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