CMU police report unarmed robbery near Woldt

Central Michigan University Police are investigating an unarmed robbery near Woldt Hall, on Sunday morning.

At approximately 1:20 p.m., a woman reported to the CMU Police Department that she was approached by three masked male subjects who stole money from her purse at 2:30 a.m. The woman was walking through Lot 52 near Woldt Hall.

CMUPD and University Communications released information regarding the incident in a campus-wide email around 3:30 p.m.

Sergeant Riley Olson, the investigating officer on the case, was unable to comment on the victim's identity. He also could not confirm if she resided in Woldt Hall. CMUPD has not been contacted by anyone in the campus community with further information.

The subjects were described by the victim as being light skinned, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing similar masks made of rubber or plastic that covered the front of their faces.

According to the email, two of the subjects were wearing jeans, one was wearing a red shirt and one wore a black shirt. One subject had long dark hair; another had a muscular build.

Olson said he did not know how much money was stolen.

"Through some of these lots people need to make sure they are remaining vigilant about their surroundings and we do encourage people to walk in groups or at least with a partner," Olson said.

Olson urged students to take advantage of the Safe Rides services on campus, which run until 2 a.m. on most nights. He added it would be helpful for students to call somebody and stay on the phone with them until students reach their destination.

The incident remains under investigation by CMUPD. Anybody with information related to the incident is asked to contact the police at 989-774-3081.

"With it being an open and ongoing investigation, there's really not a lot of information I can give out at this time," Olson said. "We're just trying to nail down some of those details as we go through."

Olson said further information will be released either through University Communications or a statement from CMUPD Chief William Yeagley.



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