Students robbed near Hamtramck High School

(WXYZ) - A letter went home to parents in the Hamtramck School District concerning two cases where students were robbed of their smart phones outside Hamtramck High School within a month of each other.

The suspects are striking before and after school hours.

In two separate incidents, students who attend the high school were paying attention to their smartphones while walking.

Each time, a suspect approached them with a hand gun and snatched the device.

One of the cases happened on November 12, just outside the entrance to Hamtramck High School.

The other incident happened on Monday off school grounds and the student was walking alone. In those situations, the students were unharmed.

The Hamtramck School District sent home a letter Wednesday telling parents about both cases.

Superintendent Thomas Niczay, told 7 Action News since the first incident, they have had students participate in restorative circles to help them cope with the recent incidents.

Niczay and staff met with every student in school the day of the seminars, asking teens if they felt safe coming to school and had open discussions with them.

Hamtramck police are following up on leads on these robberies.

The Hamtramck Police Chief warns parents, use these cases as a reminder to tell your kids never walk alone, be aware of the people around you, and don't talk to strangers.

Officers are asking residents to be the eyes and ears of the community and help officers catch the people responsible.

Also, make sure you keep electronic devices like your cell phone hidden.
 

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