Police investigating armed robbery at corner of Main and May streets

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Saturday at 11 p.m. at Main and May streets, just north of campus.

A Central Alert sent out to the campus community at approximately 11:45 p.m. reports the suspects as being three black males; one wearing a gray jacket, blue jeans and brown boots.

The vehicle involved in the robbery is a black Chevrolet extended cab pickup truck with a cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Central Dispatch at 989-773-1000 or the CMU Police Department at 989-774-3081.

Because it is an open investigation, details are closed to the public until further review.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is handling the investigation because the robbery occurred within city limits, CMUPD and MPPD confirmed.

The robbery is the latest in a string of violent incidents that have rocked the area and the campus community in recent months.

Last month, a Grand Rapids senior was abducted by 30-year-old Mount Pleasant resident Eric Lee Ramsey outside the Student Activity Center. The CMU student was able to escape, while Ramsey was shot dead by a Crawford County sheriff's deputy after a lengthy car chase.

Early Friday morning, a 20-year-old man was stabbed after he entered two apartments at Copper Beech Townhomes, 4750 E. Bluegrass Road, without permission.

That marked the fourth stabbing in Mount Pleasant since September.

On Nov. 24, 20-year-old Mount Pleasant resident Tyrone D. Stanley died from a stab wound in an apartment on S. Main Street. Additionally, non-fatal stabbings occurred at a party on Washington Street on Nov. 5 and at an apartment complex on E. Deerfield Road Sept. 16.

On Oct. 31, John Douglas White, 55, allegedly murdered Rebekah Jane Gay, 24, in her Broomfield Township mobile home, 3303 S. Coldwater Road.

In addition, former CMU student Kayla Ashlyn Bonkowski, 19, is accused of poisoning her roommate's iced tea with bleach on Nov. 7. Bonkowski had her bond revoked last month after she was seen at Wayside Central, 2000 S. Mission St., at the same time as the roommate on Jan. 8.

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