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Suspect arrested after armed robbery in Kalamazoo

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Posted at 6:16 AM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 06:16:51-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Officers responded to reports of an armed robbery in the 1300 block of Fox Ridge Dr. around 7 p.m. Friday night.

The victim set up a meeting with the suspect over social media so that they could buy a cell phone, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

Instead of selling the phone, the suspect showed off a handgun and stole the victim's money.

After an investigation, officers identified the suspect and found them inside of an apartment nearby.

The suspect, a 28-year-old Kalamazoo resident, was arrested for armed robbery and is being held at Kalamazoo County Jail.

The K.D.P.S. wants to remind everyone when buying/selling items online to make those transactions in a safe, public, and well-lit place.

If you have any more information about the crime, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 488-8911, the Criminal Investigation Division at 337-8139, or Silent Observer at 343-2100.