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3 suspects arrested in connection to the robberies of WSU students

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 17:22:13-04

Police have arrested three suspects in connection to two reported robberies, a carjacking and abduction on Wayne State University campus earlier in October. 

The incidents occurred on Monday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 18. 

The victims are ages 23 and 21, and both male students at the university. 

In the Oct. 8 incident, the 23-year-old was allegedly robbed at gunpoint for his wallet, phone and jewelry. The suspect then took the victim's car keys and made him drive to several ATMs until a second suspect joined them. A total of $200 was withdrawn from an ATM. The victim was then left at an abandoned area where he hailed a cab to get home. 

The second incident involving a 21-year-old WSU student occurred when the student was walking across Cass Avenue and Ferry. A vehicle with three males inside pulled next to the victim. A suspect asked to use the victim's phone. The victim refused. Then the suspect asked if the victim could call someone for him. The victim again refused, that's when the suspect told the victim to get in the car "or there will be problems."

The suspects drove the victim to several ATMs until a withdrawal of over $1,000 was eventually made. The student was left at the gas station and was not physically injured. 

No details have been released regarding the charges the suspects are facing.