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Photo of robbery suspect released

Dec. 14, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University Public Safety has released security camera photos of a man believed to be the suspect in two separate armed robberies that occurred at 6:20 and 6:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, in the area of the roundabout near Faunce Student Services Building on West Michigan Avenue.

Photo of suspect in armed robberies.The suspect in both robberies was described by victims as a black male, 6-feet tall, 200 pounds and medium build. He was wearing a dark blue hoody, blue jeans and a black ski mask. Following the second robbery, the suspect was seen fleeing in the general direction of Rood Hall.

A short time after the second robbery, a man matching the description of the robber and wearing a dark Kalamazoo Valley Cougars hoody and ski mask was videotaped (left) on security cameras in Rood Hall carrying a purse believed to be the one stolen in the second robbery. The purse was later found inside Rood Hall, where this security camera photo was taken at 7:05 p.m.

Anyone with information about the robberies or the identity of the man in the security camera photos should contact WMU Public Safety immediately at (269) 387-5555 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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