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Posted on Mon, Dec 28, 2009 : 3:46 p.m.

Ann Arbor police arrest two suspects following armed robbery

By David Jesse

Ann Arbor police arrested two suspects Sunday night following an armed robbery that involved a shotgun and a pistol.

According to police, the two victims were sitting in a car in the 400 block of South First Avenue, near the University of Michigan Central Campus, when the two gunmen robbed them of an undisclosed amount of cash around 6 p.m. Sunday.

Officers were able to follow footprints in the snow to a residence, where the two suspects were arrested. They are charged with armed robbery and various firearms offenses.

Both suspects have prior felonies, police said. Additional details on the suspects were not available this afternoon.

Editor's Note: The location in this story has been corrected.


ronn oneal

Sat, Feb 27, 2010 : 5:49 p.m.

I still say that this could be in the race for the dumbest criminals


Thu, Dec 31, 2009 : 12:09 a.m.

.... and the suspects names are?...


Wed, Dec 30, 2009 : 3:24 p.m.

Do you have more information than was released in the article above? There is no mention of the victims being anything but people chatting in there car. Lords knows that never happens.


Wed, Dec 30, 2009 : 2:17 p.m.

Please insert where appropriate, "victims of the robbery were attempting to commit a felony buy purchasing narcotics from the suspects." Commonly referred to as a "drug rip." It's just like challenging a guy to fight and then claiming to have been assaulted when you lose the fight!! Don't feel bad for the "victims" here!!


Tue, Dec 29, 2009 : 3:15 p.m.

.... and the suspects are?...


Tue, Dec 29, 2009 : 12:46 p.m.

Hmm I don't recall any such courtesy for the Pittsfield shooting story. As I recall his name was immediately released. I might agree with your sentiment IF the 2 suspects didn't already have prior felonies and past criminal history available to the public.


Tue, Dec 29, 2009 : 12:01 p.m., Thanks for waiting until the suspects have been arraigned to post their names. It is the proper and professional thing to do.


Tue, Dec 29, 2009 : 11:11 a.m.

David Jesse Have you been given the names and histories of the 2 suspects. This is a serious crime and more info is requested.


Tue, Dec 29, 2009 : 10:33 a.m.

It strikes me as discriminatory that these suspects names are not released. However, the names of Washtenaw County security guards in another case being accused by a delusional criminal of "antihomosexual behavior" were splashed all over the internet by this "newspaper." Also, an ADA being accused of drunk driving, as heinous a crime as that may be, had his name declared in a front page headline story, with his picture, but not armed robbery suspects. One can only surmise that armed robbery is not considered more than the mildest of incidents by this "newspaper," or that they did not want to bother finding out this information. Or the suspects were juveniles (not stated) being charged as such. Armed robbery on South Forest I hope is unusual, and should prompt a heightened response from both the university and A2 police. This is an area where U students live. Will they all wait until someone is shot again before they wake up and notice? Would I allow my child to go to U-M with crime being regarded so casually? I would like to get these names, bios, lists of prior felonies, and pictures, so as to keep track of what is happening next door to my neighborhood, in deciding plans for my family in the future.

dading dont delete me bro

Tue, Dec 29, 2009 : 9:06 a.m.

yes, it wouldn't have happened on campus, firearms being prohibited and all.


Mon, Dec 28, 2009 : 8:31 p.m.

Would be nice to get the perp's names so we can look up whether or not they had completed their time for the previous felonies or if they got early release (and if so early release due to cutbacks?).

Atticus F.

Mon, Dec 28, 2009 : 4:55 p.m.

Glad to see they caught these two.


Mon, Dec 28, 2009 : 4:43 p.m.

"Both suspects have prior felonies," Hope you guys arne't busy for the next 12-20 years.


Mon, Dec 28, 2009 : 4:39 p.m.

The victims should've parked on campus, then they would've been safe!


Mon, Dec 28, 2009 : 4:25 p.m.

"officers were able to follow footprints in the snow..." And I'll bet the suspects still haven't figured out how they were apprehended.