Kalamazoo, MI: On August 22nd, 2019at 7:53 pm, Public Safety Officers responded to Upjohn Park in the 1000 block of Walter St for a report of an armed robbery. A victim reported attempting to sell his phone via the “Let Go” app and arranged for a meeting with a potential buyer. Upon arriving at the park, the buyer produced a handgun and demanded the phone. The suspect fled in a vehicle. The victim was able to provide a detailed vehicle and suspect description.
While on patrol, a Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer located the suspect vehicle in the 900 block of Clarence in the Edison neighborhood. A suspect matching the description was also located. Officers were able to call the phone number the suspect used to set up the meeting and the suspect’s phone rang. Concerned citizens pointed officers toward the last location the suspect was seen. With outstanding community cooperation, officers located the handgun used in the incident. The suspect, a 20 year old male from Kalamazoo was lodged at Kalamazoo County Jail with charges of Armed Robbery, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.
The incident is still under investigation and Public Safety is asking anyone with information on this stabbing to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of:
Sgt Richard McCall