Gas station held up by suspect implying he had a weapon - UPDATE Suspect ARRESTED

Press release date: Thu Nov 14th, 2013
City of Holland Michigan Official Website

UPDATE November 14, 2013 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Suspect arraigned on Robbery charge - Brandon Lee Brandon 

Holland Police detectives arrested Brandon Lee Brandon, a 27 year old from the Holland area for robbing the Shell Gas station.  Brandon was arraigned in the 58th District Court this afternoon on the Felony Robbery and additonally for being an Habitual Offender.  The judge set his bond at $50,000.00 cash/surety and he is being held at the Ottawa County jail on these charges as well as unrelated warrants.  Police were able to develop leads based on evidence and tips that led them to Brandon who admitted his involvement.

11/4/2013 5:20 pm UPDATE - Images have been uploaded from the gas station surveillance system. (Images can not be enlarged at this point)  Suspect description update - The suspect in the robbery was wearing black gloves with white skeleton bone image similar to what is pictured in the attachments.  No further information is being released.  CJD

ORIGINAL RELEASE November 4, 2013 - Armed Robbery - 363 River Ave

Holland Police were dispatched to an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Shell Gas Station at 363 River Ave.  The call came in at approximatley 06:50 am Monday morning.  The clerk reported the suspect wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask walked into the store and demanded all the money from the register.  The clerk said the suspect threatened her with what appeared to be a handgun underneath the suspect's black hoodie. The clerk cooperated with the suspect' demands and noone was hurt.  The suspect was described as a black male with a deep voice, brown eyes, approximatley 6 foot tall, 200 pounds and after he obtained an unspecified amount of cash he ran out of the north doors and then east towards Central Ave.

A Holland Police K-9 team was dispatched as well and a track led east to Central Ave and then south.  The K-9 tema lost the scent in the area of 16th Street and Central Avenue.  Police are working to obtain video from the store and will release that when it becomes available 

Anyone who has information about this case is urged to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1100 or the detectives at 355-1150.  Persons also may email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com.  For persons wishing to remain anonymous they may call Silent Observer at 1-877-887-4536 or they may visit the SO website at http://mosotips.com to submit an e-tip.

Media contact - Captain Jack Dykstra, Public Information Officer