Police: Teen Arrested After Attacking, Robbing Bicyclist

Posted at 10:10 PM, Jul 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-07 22:10:47-04

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (July 7, 2014) — A 16-year-old was arrested Monday after allegedly smashing a woman in the back of the head with an airsoft gun and stealing her bike.

Police were called to the area of Douglas Avenue and North Street at about 6:45 p.m., according to a release.  They said the woman was taken to the hospital with a laceration to her head.

The woman was riding with her young grandchildren at the time of the robbery, and police say the teen approached her and demanded she empty her pockets.  He allegedly struck her with what she thought was a handgun after she said she didn’t have any pockets to empty.

Both the bike and the airsoft gun were recovered from the suspect, police said.  He is currently lodged at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home.