EMU police looking for 2 suspects after student robbed, carjacked on campus

Posted at 9:58 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 07:34:42-04

YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) — Police continue to investigate an armed carjacking that happened Tuesday night on the Eastern Michigan University campus. Students say they received an alert about the incident.

Officers say the incident happened in a parking lot on campus. Students at EMU say they received the alert but say it's still a scary incident.

"It sounds pretty terrifying," said Mike Rose, an EM student.

EMU police and local law enforcement agencies are on the hunt looking for two men they say carjacked a student Tuesday around 9 a.m.

"(It's) kind of unsafe," said EMU junior Destini Bell. "(I'm) uncomfortable, a little more cautious of my surroundings."

Students I spoke with say they received a timely warning from school officials warning them about what happened and to be careful.

"In my experience it’s safe," Mike Rose said. "It seems like they do a good job informing students. I see a lot of campus cops around all the time, so it seems like they’re pretty tight in security."

Police say the EMU student was getting into his car in the Pease paid lot when the student was approached by two armed men. Officers say the men demanded cash and the students car keys before taking off in a 2010 black Dodge Charger.

"Luckily I don’t live around here, so I guess I’m a little bit further from feeling like it’s happening in my community, but I go to school here and that’s just a terrible thing to happen," Rose said.

This isn’t the first incident at EMU this year. Just last week, a sexual assault was reported on campus. Students will see extra patrols for the next few days but say overall they feel safe.

"I say like make sure you watch out for your surroundings," Bell said. "Don’t be somewhere you feel it’s not safe. Make sure you're walking with somebody at night."

This is still an active investigation. If you have any information, call EMU police at 734-487-1222.