Driver robbed in Kalamazoo; 1 arrested

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kalamazoo man is in custody after police say he robbed a driver on East Main Street.

It  happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of E. Main Street,  near Phelps Avenue in Kalamazoo’s Eastside neighborhood.

The  Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the robber approached the  driver, flashed a weapon at the victim and demanded money. The thief ran  away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Investigators  say they caught up to the suspect at a home in the 500 block of Phelps  Street. Police say they also found the weapon and stolen money there.

The  Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says they’re withholding the  34-year-old man’s name until he’s formally charged in the case. He’s  being held on an outstanding warrant, as well as charges of armed  robbery and felonious assault.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact Kalamazoo DPS at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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