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Police Beat

Police Beat is updated for the Record every third Monday of the month.
The next report will be 11/18/02.

Crime alert

Officers from the U-M Department of Public Safety (DPS) are looking for a man in connection with at least one unarmed robbery last week. DPS issued crime alert 2002-24 Oct. 30 after two West Quad residents filed reports with DPS. In one incident, the suspect was confronted by a resident around 9 p.m. after she reportedly noticed him leaving a resident's room with her wallet. The suspect returned the wallet without incident. Minutes before, the suspect reportedly had approached another resident and intimidated him into giving him money. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-30s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 240 pounds, with a medium complexion, unshaven, and crooked teeth, and wearing a black cap, red work coat, green pants and black work boots.

The description is similar to those given in connection with a theft from South Quad Nov. 1. In the Friday evening incident, a man reportedly approached the resident and asked for donations for the homeless shelter. He also asked to use the telephone. While he was on the phone, the resident noticed the man looking through a wallet. After the man left, the owner of the wallet discovered that $135 was missing.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call DPS immediately at 734/763-1131. Residents are strongly encouraged to keep their rooms locked at all times.


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