Kalamazoo man arrested after armed robbery

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo police took a suspect into custody Sunday night after an armed robbery.

A business in the 2900 block of Stadium Drive near Howard Street reported that a male entered the building at 6:50 p.m. with a handgun, threatening employees while demanding money.

The suspect stole money from the register and then fled on foot. Officers flooded the area with a K-9 unit to track the suspect.

Officers reviewed the business’ camera footage and were able to find a suspect.

The Kalamazoo police happened to have a squad car parked near the suspect’s residence, ready to arrest him without incident once he stepped outside.

Upon arrest, police recovered the stolen money and a realistic Airsoft replica handgun.

The suspect, a 65-year-old Kalamazoo resident, was taken to the Kalamazoo County Jail on charges of armed robbery and outstanding warrants.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.488.8911 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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