The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety has issued this crime alert after the attack of two men at the intersection of Tappan and Hill last weekend:
* * CRIME ALERT * *
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
9-1-1 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 9-1-1
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2004
Location: 700 Block Tappan & 1100 Block Hill
Offense: Unarmed Robbery
The Ann Arbor Police Department is investigating two robberies near campus. The victims, both males, were walking on the sidewalk when they were approached by five young males, punched, and ordered to surrender property. The incidents occurred about five minutes apart, shortly after midnight, near the intersection of Hill and Tappan Streets.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE ANN ARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 994-2880 OR THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AT 763-1131 …
For status updates, see the DPS website
Here’s the Ann Arbor News’ coverage of the attack, from yesterday’s Police Beat:
“2 men attacked, robbed at intersection
Two men were attacked and robbed within minutes of each other early Sunday morning in the same Ann Arbor intersection, city police said.
A 26-year-old Ann Arbor man said he was walking west on Hill Street near Tappan Street and noticed four or five men behind him about 12:15 a.m., reports said. He said that he turned to walk on Tappan Street when one of the men got in front of him and punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the sidewalk, reports said.
The victim said he was punched again, and the men demanded money, threatening a worse beating if he didn’t comply, reports said. The victim said he handed over a money clip with $40, three credit cards and a driver’s license, and the robbers walked off, reports said.
Minutes later, a 19-year-old Birmingham man reported being punched and robbed in the same intersection. He said he was walking when he was approached by four men who asked if he had any money, reports said. The man said he told them no and was struck in the jaw, reports said.
The men surrounded the victim and again demanded cash, and he said he opened his wallet and gave them $10, reports said. The victim sought treatment at the University of Michigan Medical Center for minor injuries.
Police did not find the robbers in the area.”