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Posted on Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 12:57 p.m.

Men swipe wallet from student walking on U-M campus

By Kyle Feldscher

A University of Michigan student reported two men stole her wallet from her backpack while she was walking Wednesday morning on campus, Department of Public Safety officials said.

The student told police she was walking at 8:30 a.m. in the area of Church and Hill Streets when a man bumped into her. A second man then stole the wallet from her backpack, police said.

The men are described as white, between 19 and 22 years old and 5-feet-7 inches tall with brown hair, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety at 734-763-3434.

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Sat, Feb 11, 2012 : 2:43 p.m.

8:30 in the morning? This sure is an indication of the increasing crime in AA. Pretty bold. Don't let your guard down anywhere in central AA.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 6:36 p.m.

Short white guys between 19 and 22? There are a lot of them in town.

Linda Peck

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 6:35 p.m.

This says we need police on the streets; and if backpacks are not safe to carry now, what is this saying about our town, our county?

Jimmy McNulty

Fri, Feb 10, 2012 : 2:21 p.m.

Your comment sounds very alarmist. What is this saying? It says watch your stuff, because there are not enough police to babysit you every step of the way.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 10:53 p.m.

Where are the U of M police?


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 6:31 p.m.

Backpacks, seem not to be a safe item to carry in these days. I know they are very helpful for students. Perhaps a (fanny-pack) around the waist with wallet and ID, covered by a long sweatshirt or sweater. (think it out ladies, there are many places to to hide items from our wallets) Hope these thugs are caught soon.