Money stolen from Niles American Vets building

Published 10:35 am Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in find the person responsible for stealing money from American Vets in Niles Township.

On Feb. 2, at approximately 11:04 a.m., the Berrien Co. Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the American Vets located at 1117 E. Bertrand Road, in regards to a breaking and entering that occurred in the overnight hours. The unknown suspects broke into the American Vets building and stole two safes containing money.

Crime Stoppers wants the person responsible for this armed robbery and will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to their arrest. Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards on other felony crimes and the capture of fugitives.

Michiana Crime Stoppers is a donor-funded program that serves 12 counties in Michiana. Anyone can contact Crime Stoppers about this or any felony crime or fugitive.

Submit an anonymous tip online at, or through a link on the Facebook page. Or people can submit a tip through the same secure link using a smart phone. Look for the free P3 Tips mobile app.

People can still call toll free at (800) 342-STOP. Callers will be given a code number and we won’t ask their name.


Det./Sgt. Fred Laesch is with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department for Crime Stoppers. The crime of the week comes from the files of the Niles City Police Department.