Wayne State University student robbed, forced to drive to ATMs

Wayne State University student robbed, forced to drive to ATMs
Posted at 12:26 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 15:12:15-04

Police are looking for the suspects involved in the robbery of a Wayne State University student overnight Thursday. 

Wayne State University Police say around 4:15 a.m., a 21-year-old male student reported he was approached by three men in a gray 2016 Chevrolet Cruze on Ferry east of Cass Avenue. 

The student said one of the men in the vehicle asked to use his cell phone but he refused. The man then allegedly said to the student: "You better get in the car or there will be problems."

According to police, the student got in the car because he was afraid. 

The three suspects drove the student to a nearby gas station to withdraw money from an ATM. The transaction did not go through, so the suspects drove the student to the Fisher Building to withdraw cash. 

This attempt was also declined. 

The student was taken back to the gas station on Woodward and Palmer, where another suspect walked with him into the store and threatened to beat him up if the withdrawal did not go through, according to police.

The student withdrew $1,000 and gave it to the second suspect. The second suspect then told the student to get back in the car, but he refused. 

All three suspects left the gas station, driving north on Woodward.

The student walked home and contacted campus police. He was not physically injured. 

Police say the suspects were black males believed to be in their mid 20's.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Wayne State University Police at (313) 577-2222.