On December 21st, at approximately 9:15 pm, an armed robbery occurred in the 1100 block of Oak St. The victim was walking in the area when she was approached by the suspect. The suspect struck the victim in the head and face with the butt of the handgun causing injury. The suspect then fled with the victim’s purse, running south on Oak St. Officers set a perimeter and utilized a police K9 to track the suspect, but the suspect was not located.
The suspect was described as a black male, 5’6”-5’10”, weighing 150 lb with a line of hair along the chin. He was wearing black pants and a grey jacket armed with a dark semi-automatic handgun.
The victim was taken to an area hospital with injuries sustained from being struck with the bottom of the gun.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269) 488-8911 or Silent Observer at (269)343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Sgt. Keaton Nielsen
Date: December 22, 2019
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Misner, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139