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Woman hospitalized after assault & armed robbery in Kalamazoo

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Posted at 1:54 AM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 09:44:17-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A woman was robbed by an armed man on Oak Street near Wheaton Avenue around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday night.

The suspect hit her in the head and face with the butt of a handgun before running south down Oak Street with her purse.

He is a black man between 5'6" and 5'10", weighs about 150 lbs. and has a line of hair along his chin, according to Kalamazoo Public Safety.

The suspect was wearing black pants and a grey jacket at the time of the robbery, and wielded a semi-automatic handgun.

Officers set up a perimeter and used a police K9 to track the suspect, but they have not yet been found.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital with unspecific injuries from being hit with the gun.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety (269-488-8911) or Silent Observer (269-343-2100).