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On November 7, 2018 at approximately 10:15am, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a robbery at 5601 W. Main St, also known as Advance America, in Oshtemo Township. The suspect is an African American male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a gray hoodie with University of Michigan on the front in blue. The suspect was also wearing a white surgical mask.

The suspect entered the store, demanded money and threatened the clerk with pepper spray. Money was taken from the store. The suspect left on foot in an unknown direction. The KCSO K9 team did respond and attempted to track the suspect. The suspect has not been located.

Silent Observer of Kalamazoo is offering up to $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in this Armed Robbery. 


 Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269-383-8748 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.  Information can also be reported online through this website or through the free mobile app - "P3Tips". 









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Silent Observer encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and lack of interest.

Silent Observer provides a telephone hotline and web tip page  to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies in their crime-fighting efforts.   In addition, Silent Observer can receive  text messages which enables Silent Observer and the tipster to communicate back and forth anonymously.

Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest and conviction, or grand jury indictment, of a felony offender.

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