On July 12th 2020 at approximately 6:50 a.m., the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety investigated an armed robbery that took place near N. Burdick and Eleanor St.
Two Kalamazoo residents were walking to work when they were approached by a lone male. The male asked them for money, and when they stated they did not have any the male pulled out a large knife and demanded money.
One of the two citizens was a concealed pistol license holder and drew his weapon to protect himself and significant other. As the citizens attempted to distance themselves from the suspect, he continued advancing towards them while holding the knife. They were able to retreat to a nearby building and call 911.
Upon Officers arrival they were able to locate the suspect a short distance away and take him into custody without incident.
The suspect, a 64-year-old Kalamazoo resident, was arrested on several felony charges and is currently awaiting arraignment.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100
By authority of: Sgt. David Juday
Date: July 12th, 2020
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: A/Captain Habel, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139