(9-25-18) On 09/24/2018 around 1pm, Officers of the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety responded to a call of an armed robbery at 957 Pipestone St in the City of Benton Harbor. This location is a local cell phone store. A male and female entered the store and approached the clerk and the male presented a weapon and demanded the money in the register. The clerk complied with the demands. The male and female then fled the store on foot with an undetermined amount of money.

Officers through use of the store surveillance footage were able to quickly identify the two people involved and had both the 37 year old male and the 17 year old female in custody within a few hours. The weapon in this incident was not recovered. The names of the two involved are being withheld pending arraignment and are lodged in the Berrien County Jail.

BHDPS officers were assisted by the Michigan State Police Major Crimes Unit as well.

If you have any information about this crime, any other crime, or illegal weapons please contact the tipline at 269-927-0293 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-342-7867(STOP). We