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Posted on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 8:20 a.m.

Man robbed in parking lot in Ann Arbor

By Lee Higgins

Ann Arbor police continue to investigate a robbery Friday in the 3600 block of Partridge Path.

A maintenance worker at Pheasant Run Apartments told police that he was walking in a parking lot at 4:45 p.m. when a car pulled up, a man opened a door and asked for money.

When the worker said he didn't have any cash, the man who asked for money and another man got out and walked toward the worker, police said.

The worker took $20 out of his wallet and gave it to the men, police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said. Police said the men returned to the car and left.

Anyone with information can call the police department's tip line at (734) 794-6939.



Tue, Mar 6, 2012 : 11:55 a.m.

Oz is Oz we don't need police here ..this is the land of peace and love where you need less cops and more " fluff ".....Right ! ...If you don't carry your own protection the term to describe you is " victim " ...


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 8:55 p.m.

That took place close to the Social Security office. This might be a way to get gas money home.

Dave M.

Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 6:58 p.m.

@Mitch Smith: Parks, art, education, *roads* (which are abysmal) and other stuff are already under-funded and I don't want to see them cut any more. I'm sure there are still places where there's money being poorly allocated, and I'm not saying those shouldn't be found and addressed. But we're not going to find the money we need for proper police and fire departments through cuts. We need to raise taxes, especially taxes on the wealthy who have not been paying their share for the past 30 years.

Get over it

Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 9:13 p.m.

Wealthy their share 50% pay no taxes


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 8:01 p.m.

Art is underfunded? My safety is underfunded. Hard to look at art if my eyes are duct taped shut while I'm being assaulted and robbed.


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 6:14 p.m.

GLOCK ... don't leave home without it!


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 2:49 p.m.

We need more art


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 5:45 p.m.

Good one!


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 3:39 p.m.

You mean we have a new cop named Art? Great!!!!! ;~]


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 2:44 p.m.

Maybe the tenants could band together and request that Pheasant Run/Hartman Tyner hire some security for the Pheasant Run complex as a preemptive measure? I question what level of responsibility the complex owner has towards the safety and security of the residents. I imagine it would be a big liability concern for the people that own and run not only Pheasant Run, but all apartments, hotels, and the like.


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 5:42 p.m.

Just my humble opinion and last words on this matter because I honestly don't disagree with you! My interest in business security is NOT aimed at Pheasant Run; it just happens to be the story of the moment. Pheasant Run has been there for decades and has always looked to be a nice complex. Thousands have lived there with no problems ever. Many security systems are digital and do not need constant monitoring by humans. Only if and when a crime happens do the images need to be viewed by a human. Images are then viewed by police and bingo perp can be caught. Sure there is an initial cost but for a caring company to be able to promote security cameras on their business website is priceless. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 5:06 p.m.

A surveillance system might need exhaustive coverage, too expensive and still be useless to retrieve the required data. Besides there's a limit to how much tenants can stretch their landlords and management. Then either that cost would be transferred to residents (which is a form of raising taxes), or it would have a severe impact on the rest of services/conditions. The police does an excellent job on the &quot;catching them first&quot; part. Like we agree, courts are too lenient, and at that point any usage of expensive technology makes no difference.


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 4:50 p.m.

@HardWorker I hear what you are saying but my question is geared more towards a privately owned business being responsible for the safety and security of those who pay money to live on or visit their property. Security cameras are a good and smart start. Could've gotten a license plate of the offenders car. I agree with swift and sure penalities for wrong doers but we have to catch them first! We can't catch them if we don't first have the proper equipment, then comes police, and (what should be) sure and swift punishment. I agree that the courts are far too soft on crime.


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 4:30 p.m.

No. The solution is not to create another modality of warfare, this time tenants vs landlords. We already have enough with the comfy-socialists trying to strangle us with more and more taxes, likewise with their ideology on hatred of the &quot;rich&quot;. The solution is to penalize criminals effectively. Nothing will change if these people can commit crime and be out of the hook so easily.

Mitch Smith

Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 2:13 p.m.

&quot;We need to raise taxes.&quot; - Dave. Mmmm NO, how about we CUT non emergency services. Then we could hire more. Police and fire should be the last to get cut.


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 3:57 p.m.

The mayor / city council can't build much of a legacy for themselves by just maintaining public safety. You need big boondoggles like $750k art pieces, or new city halls , etc. - big edifices to stupidity.


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 3:37 p.m.

@enso...multi-billuionaires? taxes are already high enough in this area. How about we cut some of the &quot;art&quot; funds to pay for more police presence? Somehow I don't think artwork will help if I'm getting mugged. Talk to city hall...oh wait that's right...they are so self absorbed with their own thought of importance that they could care less about us. They don't understand priorities...if you have to choose between buying a new lock for your door for safety or a piece of art to hang in your living room, what would they normal person do? Then do just the opposite if you are in the city administration!


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 3:16 p.m.

&quot;how about we CUT non emergency services&quot; Because then we wouldn't have roads. Why are you against raising the taxes on multi-billionaires?


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 2 p.m.

Looks like A2 is not the place it used to be, as Detroit moves closer to A2 so will the crime, it is only a matter of time.


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 5:47 p.m.

Its called urban sprawl. Yep you have to keep moving farther and farther aways from the epicenter.


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 2:27 p.m.

Now if we just had a high-speed, motorized method for the Detroit criminals to commute to our fair city.

Dave M.

Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 1:40 p.m.

Hey Ann, instead of just reporting something like this dryly how about connecting the recent spike in crime to the fact that we've cut our police force in half and this ridiculous joke of state and local government is trying to cut it even further? These things are not unrelated. These crimes aren't happening in Barton Hills and crap. They're happening in OUR neighborhoods. We can't keep cutting police. We need to raise taxes.


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 7:59 p.m.

No. We don't need to RAISE taxes. We need to vote in a city hall that has a base in reality. Reality is, art, new buildings, parking garages, signage, fountains, etc, can only be considered once the foundation of the city is stable. After all, who decorates a house if the walls are falling down.


Mon, Mar 5, 2012 : 2:33 p.m.

No you first need to cut pay in all departments. Here is a easy one. Get rid of teachers that can retire after only 25 years. Yes at 47 years old a teacher can retire. Now taxpayers can pay another 40 years of medical and pension for that teacher. This is not the norm in the business world. Why do we offer this to teachers. Here is another one. Privatize everything that can be. Lets start with these before raising taxes.