Warrants issued for 3 men who allegedly attacked and robbed EMU student in December
Warrants have been issued for three men believed to have robbed an Eastern Michigan University student of his laptop as he walked near the Pease Auditorium in December.
EMU interim police Chief Bob Heighes said the three men, ages 19, 21 and 23, are all wanted on charges of unarmed robbery and assault with intent to rob while unarmed. According to police, the three men assaulted and robbed an EMU student while he was walking alone at about 4:40 a.m. Dec. 14 near the south side of Pease Auditorium.
The student was struck from behind and the men took his bag, containing his laptop, and fled the area on foot, according to police.
Heighes said prosecutors signed warrant requests for the three men on Monday, and detectives are now working to arrest them.
“This was a lot of great work by the guys in our department to get the information,” Heighes said.
Two out of the three accused men are not students at EMU, Heighes said. AnnArbor.com is not releasing the men’s names because they have not been arrested or formally charged with a crime to this point.
The 23-year-old man is an EMU student, and he is already in custody, Heighes said.
Unarmed robbery is punishable by a maximum of 15 years in prison and assault with intent to rob while unarmed is also punishable by a maximum of 15 years.