GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Police say they have arrested a man who may be connected to a series of robberies this month in northwest Grand Rapids.
They say the man robbed the Shell station at Monroe and Ann St. last night and then got into a van. When police spotted them, the suspect ran out the passenger side but broke his ankle while jumping a fence.
Detectives are now trying to link him to at least eight other robberies at businesses on Leonard, Stocking, Bridge St. and Alpine Ave.
The name of the 39-year old man will be released Tuesday when he appears in court.
Many of the northwest Grand Rapids crimes are similar to other robberies in Walker and Alpine Township. Grand Rapids detectives are working with Walker Police and Kent County deputies to determine if the suspect had a role in those hold-ups.