Kalamazoo, MI: On Sunday, April 10, 2017, at approximately 2:00 A.M., Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to an armed robbery in the 100 block of W. Lovell. The victim was walking alone when he was approached by a subject with a handgun. The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet and keys and said he would shoot the victim if he did not comply. The victim gave the items to the suspect who then fled on foot.
Officers responding to the call quickly established a perimeter and a K9 officer was called to the scene. As the K9 officer was beginning the track, an officer on the perimeter observed the suspect crossing Park Street in the 500 block heading west. A short foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was quickly apprehended. A stolen handgun was recovered as was the victim’s wallet and keys.
The suspect is a 25 year old Kalamazoo resident. He was arrested for armed robbery along with multiple other felonies. Nobody was injured during this incident.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lt. Lance Handlogten
Date: April 10, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139