On March, 11, 2017, approximately 5:05 PM Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to a report of an unarmed robbery in the area of Reed and High St. The victim reported that while walking in the area, a car stopped and several juveniles exited it. A male juvenile walked up to the victim and ripped her purse off her shoulder and ran back to the vehicle. A witness was able to give detailed information on the vehicle. A Public Safety Sergeant and Officers located the suspect vehicle in the 800 block of S Rose St. Officers attempted to make contact with a 16 year old male juvenile and a 15 year old male juvenile who both ran upon seeing the police. They were quickly apprehended and the victim’s purse was located and returned to her.
A 16 year old male was arrested for unarmed robbery and resisting and obstructing. He was lodged at the juvenile home. A 15 year old was turned over to his legal guardian and will be facing the charges of resisting and obstructing.
Anyone have information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Lt Anthony Morgan
Date: March 11,2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigation Division, 337-8139