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Armed robbery suspect at large in Kalamazoo

Posted: 7:38 AM, Feb 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-05 09:17:45-05
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Officers responded to Lafayette Ave. just south of Redwood Ave. for a report of an armed robbery on Friday.

The victim was standing by the corner when the suspect walked up to him and asked to use his cell phone.

After the suspect used the victim's cell phone, he refused to give it back. When the victim tried to get his phone back, the suspect pulled a black handgun on them.

The suspect got away in a white colored sedan with a cream interior, which was last seen heading north on Lafayette.

They are described as a black man, standing approximately 5'7" with a medium build, light complexion, stubble, and acne.

He was wearing a green or brown coat with a black hoodie, black pants, and black Timberland brand boots at the time of the robbery.

Anyone who has information about the armed robbery is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8139 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.