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Men try to rob University of Michigan student just south of central campus, police say

Vehicle stolen in same area, officials say

A 26-year-old manwas driving westboundand crashed into several parked cars in a parking lot on Jackson Avenue, police said.The driver died of his injuries.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Two men tried to rob a University of Michigan student of her property in the area of Packard and State streets, just south of central campus, police said.

Officials said the woman was approached by the men around 12:40 a.m. Tuesday near Packard Street and Greenwood Avenue. The location is south of Michigan’s central campus and east of the athletic facilities.

Both men implied they were armed with handguns and asked the woman for her property, according to authorities.

She ran away and nothing was stolen, police said.

A short time later, an unoccupied vehicle was stolen on Dewey Street, a few blocks south of the attempted robbery scene, officials said.

One of the men was black, about 20 years old and had a thin build, police said. He was about 6 feet tall with a thin black mustache and a deep voice, according to authorities. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt tightened around his face and black pants, police said.

The other man was black, about 15 or 16 years old and had a thin build, officials said. He was about 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a round face and no facial hair, police said. He was wearing a black jacket, a black hooded sweatshirt tightened around his face and black pants, according to authorities.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Ann Arbor Division of Public Safety and Security at 734-763-1131 or Ann Arbor police at 734-794-6939.


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