Man robs Kalamazoo gas station; threatens clerk with knife

A surveillance photo of the man who robbed the Circle K gas station convenience store on W. Lovell Street in Kalamazoo. (Courtesy the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Police in Kalamazoo are looking for the person who robbed a gas station armed with a knife.

Kalamazoo Public Safety officers were called to the Circle K, located in the 900 block of W. Lovell Street, regarding an armed robbery just before 3 a.m. Monday.

The clerk told police that a man threatened them with a knife and robbed the store before running away. The clerk was not injured.

A K-9 unit was brought in to track the suspect, but was unsuccessful.

The male suspect is described as 6-foot tall and was last seen wearing a mask, grey-hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and red or brown sneakers with white soles.

Anyone with information is asked to call KDPS at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.