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CRIME ALERT:  University of Michigan Police

Alert ID:

2012-8 / U-M DPS (#12-1061)

Date of Incident:

March 29, 2012


CC Little bus stop (1100 Geddes), Forest St parking structure (616 S Forest), South Quad (600 E Madison)


Unarmed robbery/larceny from person


(updated on Mar 30 2012 10:00)
UPDATE on second incident on S. Forest -- As reported to the Ann Arbor Police, it did not occur in the parking structure, but on the sidewalk south of the structure near Willard St. This incident is being investigated by the Ann Arbor Police.

UPDATE on third incident at South Quad -- The suspect did not steal the earbuds; he disconnected the laptop from the earbuds and fled with the laptop.

(updated on Mar 30 2012 03:00)
In three possibly related incidents, subjects reported one or two males took their belongings and fled. On Diag, a student lent his cell phone to a male, they walked to the bus stop, and the "borrower" ran away with the phone. In the structure, two males approached the victim, grabbed his phone and fled. In SQ, a student was sitting on the hallway floor, when a male grabbed the earbuds from her ears and the connected laptop before fleeing out the front door and joining two other males on foot.


Inc #1 -- Black male, 22-25 years, 5'7" with medium build wearing all dark clothing, including a dark hoodie
Inc #2 -- Two black males wearing dark hoodies and baseball caps
Inc #3 -- Black male, 6'1" with short hair in cornrows, wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans and dark gray athletic shoes

If you have any information:

Please contact U-M POLICE (UMPD) at (734) 763-1131 or dial 9-1-1


  • If you see a suspect, do not approach--call police.
  • Always keep your doors locked, even while at home.
  • Look assertive and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be aware that your risk increases in secluded and isolated areas.
  • Walk with a trusted friend or co-worker when possible.
  • Trust your intuition. If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative.
  • Have your keys in hand before you reach your vehicle or residence.
  • If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 9-1-1 from any phone (no coins need for 9-1-1 calls).
  • Confidential TIP line 1-800-863-1355.
For status updates to this posting, check the UMPD website regularly:

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