ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - The University of Michigan has issued a campus crime alert after a woman fought off a would-be purse-snatcher.
According to Campus Police, the woman was walking along South Forest Street Thursday night when a man came up behind her and grabbed her purse. She told police she hung onto her purse until the man, who was covering his face with a surgical mask, fled.
The suspect is described as a white male; college-aged; 5’11″ – 6′ tall; medium build; wearing a blue surgical mask over his face; a tan, suede jacket; blue jeans; gym shoes; and a dark, knit cap.
He was not armed.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the U of M Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-1131.