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Woman punched in face, robbed near EMU campus

Robber took victim's cellphone from pocket

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Ypsilanti police say that a woman was robbed in a parking lot in the 800 block of Green Road Tuesday at around 11:45 p.m.

The woman, a non-Eastern Michigan University student, said that she parked her car in the parking lot and was punched in the face, causing her to fall down. The Ypsilanti Police are investigating.

The robber took her cellphone from her pocket and fled the scene on foot, authorities say.

The victim says the robber is a black man in his 20s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and wearing a white sweatshirt, blue jeans and wristbands on his right wrist.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Ypsilanti police at 734-483-9510 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

While this incident did not occur on campus or involve Eastern students or staff, the EMU Department of Public Safety reminds 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: