EMU student robbed, assaulted off campus early Sunday morning

An Eastern Michigan University student was robbed and assaulted early Sunday morning on the 700 block of North Congress Street.

This incident comes nearly two weeks after another student was pistol-whipped and robbed near the same location.

The male student in Sunday’s robbery was walking on the sidewalk when three males approached him and asked him to buy a quantity of marijuana, according to a timely warning sent by the university.

When the student indicated he would not buy the marijuana, he stated he was hit several times before the suspects ran away, taking his wallet.

According to the release, an EMU police officer attempted to stop the three suspects on Warner Street near Michigan Avenue a short time later.

Two of the suspects ran into a nearby apartment complex. The third was stopped and detained, and after being positively identified as one of the assailants, was arrested.

Both remaining suspects were identified as being black males in their late teens to early 20’s. They are both described as being between 5’7” and 5’9” and wearing all black.

The student reported abrasions, cuts and bruising to the face and was treated and released at the scene.

The incident is being investigated by the Ypsilanti Police Department. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips.

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