Sheriff’s Office seeks public input in identifying suspect in gas station break-in
MATTAWAN - The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of a early morning break-in March 4, at an Antwerp Township gas station.
Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott reported that sheriff’s deputies were dispatched March 4, at to the Pri-Mart gas station, 24039 Red Arrow Highway, Mattawan, for an alarm. The Mattawan Police Department also responded to the scene, shortly after the 1:48 a.m. dispatch.
At the scene officers found the front door had been smashed, and determined that entry by an unknown suspect was made through the broken glass door. Once inside the building, the white male suspect took a large number of cigarettes from behind the counter, then went back out the smashed door and fled the scene in a black unknown type vehicle.
Deputies were able to get a description of the suspect from video surveillance and described him as a 30 -to-40-year-old white male, 5’10 to 6’1, slender build, thin in the face, weighing approximately 160 to 170 pounds, with a bald head. He was wearing a black Carhart-type jacket with yellow writing on the upper right side. He also had blue, darker, mechanic service pants on and brown work boots.
Anyone with any information about the incident is encouraged to contact Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Casey Davis or Deputy Andrew Galer. Also assisting in the investigation is the Lawton Police Department.