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.


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