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Niles Police arrest two armed robbery suspects

Caleb Alkire

NILES, Mich. -- Two men were arrested in connection with an armed robbery/shots fired incident on S. 7th Street in early December, according to Niles Police.

Police said the arrests were made as a result of the investigation and community tips.

Brandon Jordan faces preliminary charges of armed robbery, home invasion first degree, concealed weapon – auto and felony firearms (2 counts).

Caleb Alkire faces preliminary charges of armed robbery, home invasion first degree, concealed weapon – auto, weapons offense and felony firearm (2 counts).

The armed robbery happened on December 5 just before 12:30 p.m. in the 10 block of S. 7th Street, police said.

The victim told police he was robbed of money and marijuana by two men carrying handguns. He said one of the suspects fired at him, but he was not injured, reports said.

The bullet traveled into a nearby house and came within a few feet of a resident inside the home.

On December 10, police were called to the same area as the armed robbery to investigate reports of shots fired into a house.

No one in the house was injured.

Evidence gathered at both incidents, including shell casings, indicated more than one type of handgun was used.

Jordan and Alkire were identified as suspects in the case.

Police located Jordan at his workplace and conducted a search of his vehicle. Inside, officers located a handgun that matched the caliber of a spent casing at the robbery scene, reports said.

Alkire was located at his residence. During a search, police located a handgun and evidence from the robbery, reports said.

Police said the handgun caliber matched the caliber of spent bullet casings previously recovered as evidence.

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