U-M student confronts wallet thief in library
A University of Michigan student who'd just discovered her wallet missing Friday night noticed that a man standing nearby was holding it - and she demanded that he give it back.
The woman told police she'd left her wallet in a locked carrel for about 5 minutes. When she returned, she found the door open and her wallet missing.
But the suspect was standing nearby - and he denied having the wallet. However, she noticed it in his hands and she grabbed it.
He walked away, and police said they were unable to locate him when they searched the building.
He was described as a Middle Eastern male, 5'8" to 5'10", wearing a black-cloth turban on his head, blue jacket, blue jeans, white tennis shoes, and carrying a black backpack.
A man with a similar description was suggested as a possible suspect in the theft of a cell phone and wallet about 90 minutes later at the Shapiro undergraduate library.