Huntington Bank in Greenville robbed at gunpoint


Posted by Daily News • Last Updated 6:02 pm on Monday, November 14 2011

GREENVILLE — Huntington Bank in downtown Greenville has been hit by an armed robbery.
The suspect reportedly was armed with a semiautomatic handgun when the bank was robbed around 10:30 a.m., according to reports from police and Montcalm County Central Dispatch.
Police are describing the suspect as six feet tall, 180 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a blue jacket with white and blue stripes, a blue glove and gray glove and blue ski mask with a winter hat that covers his ears.
He was last seen heading east along Grove Street from Lafayette Street. He allegedly cut through the alley near Huckleberry’s Restaurant.
All Greenville Public Schools (GPS) buildings are on a code yellow lockdown. Police are stationing units outside Walnut Hills and Cedar Crest elementary schools for security.
GPS Business Manager John Gilchrist said the lockdown means nobody is allowed in or out of the schools for safety. That will affect the district’s half-day programs, which are scheduled to dismiss soon.
“There will be busing delays,” Gilchrist said.
Police are canvassing the neighborhood between the Flat River and Lafayette Street (M-91). They also are walking the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail along the river north and south of Washington Street (M-57).
The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office also is taking part in the search. A sheriff’s K9 search team is en route to the area.
The bank, which is located at 203 S. Lafayette St., has been closed and locked down. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also will be contacted about the robbery.

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