Kalamazoo, MI: On October 10, 2017 two armed robberies occurred that were committed by the same subject. The first occurred shortly after 9:00 pm in the City of Portage in the 10000 block of Shaver Rd. The second at approximately 11:15 pm in the City of Kalamazoo near the 2600 block of W Michigan Ave.
Detectives from the Portage Police Department and the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety immediately began a joint investigation. A news release was disseminated containing video footage of the robberies. As a result, the Indiana State Police observed the video and noted the subject matched that of a serial armed robber in the Northern Indiana area.
In a collaborative effort Detectives from the Indiana State Police, Peru, Decatur and Logansport Indiana agencies worked with Detectives from Portage and Kalamazoo. Information shared between agencies resulted in new leads being developed. As a result the suspect was identified as a 53 year-old Indiana resident. He was arrested in Plymouth Indiana earlier the morning by the Indiana State Police.
The subjected is being held on charges related to multiple armed robberies in the Northern Indiana area, additional charges will be fourth coming.
By authority of: Capt. Shannon Bagley Criminal Investigation Division
Date: October 31st, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Shannon Bagley, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139