24 Hour News 8 web staff -
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) -- Kalamazoo police are searching for a man who held up a party store at gunpoint near Western Michigan University's main campus Tuesday.
It happened around 11:15 p.m. at the Campus Party Store located at 2627 W. Michigan Ave.
The suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded cash. The clerk was able to disarm the suspect before he took off with a handful of cash, according to a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety news release.
Police said a perimeter was set up and they attempted to track him with a K-9 unit, but he was not located due to heavy rain and foot traffic.
Police described the suspect as a middle-aged man, who was last seen wearing jeans and a crew neck sweatshirt with an olive drab winter hat.
Surveillance video from Campus Party Store shows the suspect resembles the armed man who tried to rob a Portage liquor store earlier Tuesday night.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department Public Safety 269.337.8120 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.
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