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Posted on Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 7:51 a.m.

Student reports 3 men robbed her on walk to campus

By Cindy Heflin

Three men robbed a student walking to the Eastern Michigan University campus on Tuesday, according to an alert sent by EMU police.

The 23-year-old Ypsilanti woman told Ypsilanti police she was walking in the 1300 block of Washtenaw Avenue near Cornell about 5:30 p.m. when three men approached her.

One of the men displayed some type of cutting instrument and another demanded money, she said.

She turned over cash, and the men fled in a dark-colored vehicle that was parked nearby, police said. The victim was not injured.

Ypsilanti police said the suspects are described as black men in their 20s, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall. They were wearing black hooded sweatshirts. At least one was wearing a baseball hat.

Police continue to investigate. Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to call Detective Sgt. Thomas Eberts at 734-482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP.

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Chase Ingersoll

Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 1:05 p.m.

Houston and Dallas have programs to financially assist those who want gun training, a concealed carry permit and a weapon. The reason for this was the drop in crimes against women after the liberalization of the concealed carry law in Texas. Felons publicly stated that they were more concerned about getting shot than they had been about getting caught for their assaults. That is how the criminal mind works - they consequences must be immediate and severe for them to be relevant enough to over-ride the compulsion. Those who don't agree with the average law abiding citizen carry a weapon are by default their position that we should accept being victims and let the government then attempt to effect some justice for the victim, when the reality of it is that law enforcement can't apprehend the perpetrator until after they have committed multiple of multiple felonies.

Jay Thomas

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 : 5:43 p.m.

Crime went down in every place concealed carry was passed after implementation. Denying reality is a popular pastime for some though. Carry on.


Thu, Apr 11, 2013 : 2:45 p.m.

djacks, stop with the simplistic argument, try having an original thought. Maybe look at the per capita statistics for Chicago vs. other major cities. Or maybe look at Morton Grove, a smaller town which has little or no gun crime with a complete gun ban. Try thinking for yourself for once instead of spouting the usual ignorant party line.


Thu, Apr 11, 2013 : 1:20 p.m.

@Bcar so again was she supposed to shoot these three guys who robbed her? That is what proper training would have her do? (You say there would be three less thugs on the street...)


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 6:51 p.m.

@Paul, that is not an issue with proper equipment and training. There would be 3 less thugs on the street waiting to do this again.


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 5:43 p.m.

So she was to shoot those 3 guys and hope none had a weapon to return fire ?


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 1:38 p.m.

Guns are all but outlawed in Chicago and still the murder capitol of the US. Hard to dispute that.

Stupid Hick

Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 1:28 p.m.

Chase, do you have a source for your claims about Texas in your second paragraph? My understanding of the effect of liberalized concealed carry laws is the opposite: "Overall, the most consistent, albeit not uniform, finding to emerge from the array of models is that aggravated assault rises when RTC laws are adopted. For every other crime category, there is little or no indication of any consistent RTC impact on crime." From: "The Impact of Right-To-Carry Laws and the NRC Report: Lessons for the Empirical Evaluation of Law and Policy" (2010)

Tim Hornton

Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 12:30 p.m.

EMU provides real life "victim" experience lately to it's students.


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 5:42 p.m.

Going to college does wake you up to how life really can be like.


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 1:11 p.m.

Explain how this is EMU's fault. Crime statistics on campus are extremely low, as an EMU grad student I can tell you from first hand experience that safety on campus is very good. Your complaint is with the city of Ypsilanti who have gutted their police department to the point of no return, crime is out of control in Ypsilanti.


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 12:33 p.m.

They're just trying to catch up with U of M


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 12:06 p.m.

If what is being reported is correct, this is a broad daylight robbery on a very busy road. Is it not safe to walk on Washtenaw in daylight without being armed no less than a few blocks from a university? Kinda scary.


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 11:58 a.m.

Wow. 5:30 in the afternoon. I was expecting that this occurred in the night time.


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 5:41 p.m.

Expect at night people take more precautions.