Police say armed robbery reported at Ann Arbor ATM didn't happen
Ann Arbor police said Tuesday that detectives have determined that an armed robbery reported last week at a Bank of America automatic teller machine didn't happen.
Police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush declined to specify why investigators believe the crime didn't occur, saying the investigation is ongoing.
No charges have been filed. A 22-year-old Ypsilanti woman reported at 1 a.m. Feb. 21 that she was at a Bank of America ATM at 1101 South University Avenue when a man approached her from behind.
She told police that he put his arm around her neck, held a cold metal object to her throat and said he wanted money. She also reported that the man took her ATM card and receipt. Police said she gave a description of the suspect.
Officers responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call. The incident prompted University of Michigan police to issue a crime alert and Ann Arbor police to issue a crime alert to downtown businesses.
Anyone with information can call the Ann Arbor Police Department's tip line at (734) 794-6939.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.