Kalamazoo, MI: On 11/28/16 at approx. 1851 hrs, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers responded to the area of Portage and E Stockbridge for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. A 23 year old male and 19 year old female were sitting in a vehicle that was parked at a local business. They had come there to meet up with an unknown male to sell him some property after communicating via Facebook. While the two were waiting, a male got into the vehicle and robbed them at gunpoint. The male suspect then fled on foot.
Using information provided by the victims, and security footage from a nearby business, KDPS officers were able to identify the suspect as a 17 year old Kalamazoo resident. A short time later, officers were checking the area when they located the suspect, and arrested him without further incident. The man is currently being held at the Kalamazoo County Jail for the charge of armed robbery.
Anybody with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at (269) 337 8120.
By authority of: Sgt. Robert Holdwick
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Capt. Victor Ledbetter, 269-337-8120