Police look for 4 suspects in Ann Arbor bicycle taxi armed robbery

Posted at 10:11 AM, Nov 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-04 10:17:40-05

A Boober Tours bicycle taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday, Nov. 1, and police are looking for the four suspects involved. 

The armed robbery occurred around 2 a.m. on the Diag near West Hall Arch, at the intersection of South and East University Avenue in Ann Arbor. 

According to a release from the Division of Public Safety and Security at the University of Michigan, the Boober Tours driver was providing a ride to the four suspects when the driver overheard the men saying they had no money to pay for the ride. 

The driver stopped and one of the suspects pulled out a handgun. The suspects took money and a blanket then fled north on the Diag, according to a media release. 

The suspects were seen on surveillance video, which has been posted to Youtube. 

Descriptions of the four suspects are below:

Suspect #1: White or light-skinned black male, between 18-21 years of age. Last seen wearing a Piston’s hat, red zip-up sweater, green coat, torn acid-washed jeans and light brown boots.

Suspect #2: Black male, 18-21 years of age, short dreadlocks. Last seen wearing a red shirt with a toy bandoleer over left shoulder, black pants, light-colored shoes and a white baseball hat. The stolen leopard print blanket was draped over his shoulders.

Suspect #3: White male, 18-21 years of age, short dark hair, short beard. Last seen wearing a sleeveless brown coat, black tank top, black pants and black shoes with white soles and a wrestling belt.

Suspect #4: White male, 18-21 years of age, short beard. Last seen wearing a blue jacket with white zippers, beige baseball cap, dark colored jeans and white shoes.

If anyone has information on this incident, please contact U-M Division of Public Safety and Security at 734-763-1131 or the confidential tip line at 1-800-863-1355.