Portage man robbed trying to buy shoes though a Facebook post


    The suspect is described as a light brown-skinned male, approximately mid twenties, with a nose shape consistent with someone who had broken their nose. He was wearing a brown and green camouflage jacket with the hood up and a pair of light blue jeans. (WWMT/MGNOnline)

    Portage Public Safety responded to an armed robbery report after a man was robbed while trying to buy shoes from a Facebook post.

    The man told police he read a Facebook post selling a pair of tennis shoes in Portage and contacted the local seller. He drove to the 2400 block of Falcon Court around 12:35 p.m. Tuesday and when he arrived a light brown-skinned man in his mid-20's got into the vehicle with him.

    The victim said he had a brief discussion with the man wearing a camouflage hoodie and light blue jeans. The man then pulled a chrome semi-automatic pistol and demanded money. He took off with the victim's money and iPhone.

    Police said the suspect had a nose shaped like it had been broken in the past.

    The victim was not injured.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 269-329-4567 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

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