3 armed robberies reported in Ann Arbor in 2-hour period Thursday
Ann Arbor police are investigating three armed robberies reported in the city between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Thursday, and police say all may have been committed by one man.
Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Robert Pfannes said three people had wallets, cellphones and cash stolen from them during the incidents. No one was reported injured, but a black handgun was reportedly shown during each of the incidents.
Details were still limited Thursday morning, but the incidents were reported in the 900 block of West Washington Street, 1100 block of South Forest Avenue and at the intersection at Cambridge Road and Olivia Avenue, Pfannes said.
Pfannes said police have just begun their investigation into the incidents.
“We’re exploring the possibility that they are related,” he said.
The victims were each approached by a man showing a black handgun as he stole the wallets, cash and cellphones before running away, Pfannes said.
The suspect is described as a black man, 5-feet-6 inches to 5-feet-8 inches tall, in his mid-20s, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask, according to Pfannes.
The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety released a crime alert regarding the incident Thursday morning.
Anyone with information on these incidents is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).
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