Suspect injures self, uses rock to break into Big Rapids business

LEAVING A MESS: Drawers are pulled out and items scattered inside a Big Rapids business that was broken into sometime after 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27. (Courtesy photo)

LEAVING A MESS: Drawers are pulled out and items scattered inside a Big Rapids business that was broken into sometime after 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27. (Courtesy photo)

BIG RAPIDS  — Police are looking for the suspect who may have been injured while using a rock to break into a Big Rapids business.

At 7:30 a.m. on Friday, it was discovered someone had used a large rock to break out the back door of a business located on 123 S. Warren Ave., according to the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety.

The incident occurred sometime after 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Along with the back door, several windows were broken throughout the business. Drawers and chairs were disturbed throughout the building, though the victim reported nothing was missing.

The break-in caused approximately $3,000 in damage. Police believe the suspect cut themself while entering the building, as officers found blood on both the floor and walls inside the building.

DPS is looking for help from the public in identifying the suspect. The suspect should have a substantial cut, possibly on their hand or arm.

Anyone with information can contact DPS at (231) 527-0005.

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Posted by Emily Grove

Emily is the Pioneer and Herald Review crime and court reporter, covering crime in both Mecosta and Osceola counties. She can be reached by e-mail at emily@pioneergroup.com or by phone at (231) 592-8362.

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