Local man, 19, arrested for Spruce armed robberyPublished 8:29am Friday, March 19, 2010
A suspect attempted the theft of a motor vehicle Thursday morning possibly armed with a gun in a parking lot in the 700 block of Spruce Street.
The victim, a 33-year-old South Bend, Ind., man, reported to police he was approached by the suspect, who advised him he had a gun when he demanded that he step out of his vehicle.
The suspect fled after the victim drove away.
Dowagiac Department of Public Safety Director Thomas Atkinson said police received the report at 9:22 a.m. Thursday, March 18.
Atkinson’s officers made contact with the suspect at the corner of Grove and Maple streets.
Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old Dowagiac man for armed robbery.
Police withheld his name pending arraignment in Cass County Fourth District Court, Cassopolis.