To my friends, neighbors and fellow residents:
I have talked with several of you since we learned of Saturday’s attempted robbery and wanted to reach out more broadly to our community.
I am deeply grateful that the injuries sustained by one of our residents were minor. I am also very grateful for the quick response of our Public Safety team and the support they have received from Grand Rapids. East Grand Rapids is a very safe place to live, but incidents like these remind us that no community is immune from crime.
Know that we are being very proactive in our response to Saturday’s incident, as well as to the rash of robberies that have troubled communities throughout West Michigan this summer. Our Public Safety team has:
Finally, if you see something suspicious, call 9-1-1 immediately. Don’t think you are “bothering” us. You are not; you may be helping to prevent a crime.
With our Public Safety team leading the way, we can all make East Grand Rapids an even safer community.
Mayor Amna Seibold