Kalamazoo, MI: On November 29, 2017 KDPS Officers investigated two separate reports of a subject approaching residents and offering maintenance services to repair their homes during the afternoon hours. The subject would then distract the homeowner and steal items from inside the home and then leave without completing the job. These incidents occurred in the 1600 block of Buena Vista and E. Alcott.
The following suspect description was obtained:
Hispanic male between 30-40 years old, approximately 5ft 9in tall, average build, with facial hair. The suspect is described as having dark hair with a little grey. In one incident a grey colored pickup truck was observed parked in front of the house.
Public Safety asks that if anyone has a subject come to their home and approach them in a similar manner to contact KDPS immediately.
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: November 30, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Shannon Bagley, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139