Police looking for suspect in Niles party store robbery

Published 1:27 pm Friday, September 25, 2015

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

Authorities are currently looking for a man suspected of robbing a Niles party store Wednesday night, according to a news release from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the release, at approximately 10 p.m. that night, the Bell Plaza Party Store, located at 1906 S. 11th St. in Niles was robbed by what is believed to be a white male approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall and approximately 230 pounds.

The man entered the store and made contact with a store employee and held up a knife and demanded money. He then obtained an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the store.

The Suspect may have left the scene in a vehicle, possibly silver in color. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

The man was wearing white gym shoes, dark colored athletic pants with light colored striping on the outsides from top to bottom, dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up with writing on the front of the sweatshirt believed to be “Old Navy”, face mask covering the lower half of suspects face, and a ball cap.

Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is asking for any help in identifying the suspect in this incident.

Any information people may have regarding this incident are encouraged to share it with authorities at (269) 983-7141 ext. 4900, detectives@berriencounty.org or 1-800-342-STOP (CRIMESTOPPERS).