ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Police at the University of Michigan have issued a crime alert after a student was attacked during an attempted robbery.

University police said the incident happened around 2 a.m. Friday on South University Avenue, near the West Hall arch.

According to police, a student was walking toward the Arch when he was approached by a man who twice attempted to take the victim’s wallet from his pocket.

The suspect then allegedly threatened to shoot the victim, although the victim told police he didn’t see a gun. Police say the suspect then proceeded to punched the victim in the face.

A group of other men who were in the area saw what was going on and rushed to the scene to help the victim. Police said the group pulled the suspect from the victim, and the victim fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20’s, about six feel tall with a slim build. At the time, he was wearing a gray long-sleeved baggy jacket, dark-colored cargo-style pants and a gray beanie cap.

Anyone with information on the suspect or incident is asked to contact U-M Police at 734-763-1131.


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