Isabella Bank robbed; police ID suspect

A late 20s white man is suspected of robbing the Isabella Bank located on Perry Avenue in Big Rapids Township early Thursday afternoon. (Pioneer photo/Brandon Fountain)

UPDATE: Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office officials have the suspected robber in custody. More details will be posted as they are available.

BIG RAPIDS TWP. — Local law enforcement officials are looking for the man suspected of robbing a bank early Thursday afternoon in Big Rapids Township.

The man suspected of robbing the Isabella Bank in Big Rapids Township is seen in this image released by the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. (Courtesy photo)

According to the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office, detectives are investigating the 12:48 p.m. robbery of Isabella Bank, located on Perry Avenue, which they have identified Nicholas Max Nelson, 23, of Newaygo, as the suspect.

They believe Nelson has fled the Big Rapids area to an unknown location.

According to Detective Sgt. Drew Nielsen, the Nelson demanded money from the bank staff.

He then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money in a dark blue, four-door vehicle, possibly a Volkswagen.

Police released a surveillance photo of Nelson.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nelson is encouraged to contact The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office at (231) 592-0150 or Meceola Central Dispatch at (231) 796-4811.

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