ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – A crime alert has been issued on the University of Michigan campus. Police say a man was punched and kicked to the ground by a group of four men on the south side of the Chemistry building on the Diag around 11:30 p.m. Friday night.
The victim had his wallet, cell phone and ID taken.
Police say the suspects are described as four white males. One suspect was wearing a white t-shirt and blue or black shorts.
Another suspect was wearing a white tank top and white ball cap.
A third man was wearing black shorts, black shirt and black hat.
A description of the fourth suspect wasn’t known.
Campus police say within the same hour there were two similar reports of unarmed robberies just off campus, near Washtenaw and South University and East University and Hill Street.
Police say the vague descriptions in the off-campus incidents were a group of black men.
Police tell students they should walk with someone when possible and always be aware of your surroundings.
Anyone with information should call U of M campus police at (734) 763-1131 or call 911.
– KEEP IN MIND –
•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 DPS website.