KDPS investigates armed robbery near WMU

A surveillance photo of the suspect who held up the Circle K in Kalamazoo Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo police are investigating after a man held up a convenient store near Western Michigan University’s campus Friday.

It happened around 4 a.m. at the Circle K located at 943 W. Lovell Street, according to a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety news release.

Police say the suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk before taking cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash. He then ran away from the scene.

The suspect is described as a man in his 40s, around 5-foot-10 with a medium build and missing front tooth. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black jacket, Detroit Tigers hat and white shoes.

The Western Michigan University Department of Public said in a tweet Friday morning that students should use caution when in the area, which is a few blocks away from the university’s main campus.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8994, the criminal investigation division at 269.337.8139 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.