Kalamazoo, MI: On 1-25-17 at approximately 2:34am officers responded to the 1200 block of Portage St in reference to two Kalamazoo residents that were robbed by three individuals.
Both residents were walking southbound on Portage St when they were confronted by three individuals that were walking northbound. Both residents were physically assaulted and had their cell phones, purse, and wallet stolen. The suspects then fled on foot.
A KDPS K9 responded to the scene and a K9 track was conducted. The track led to a garage in the 1200 block of Race St. The suspects, two 17 year old males and an 18 year old male were found hiding in the garage and taken into custody. The stolen property was recovered. During this investigation a vehicle in the 1100 block of Race was also found to have been broken into by one of the suspects. All three males were arrested for Unarmed Robbery, Conspiracy to commit Unarmed Robbery, and an additional charge of Larceny from Vehicle was added to one of the 17 year old males.
Public Safety is requesting anyone with information about this crime to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994, the Criminal Investigation Division at 337-8139, or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority of Sgt. Scott VanderEnde
Date: January 25, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139