MSU Alert: Timely Warning for Attempted Robbery

May 1, 2022

Date Reported: 04-29-2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Date Occurred: 04-28-2022 at 9:00 p.m.

Location: South River Trail near the Business College Complex (west of Bogue St)

Synopsis: Victim reported that on 04-28-2022 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a suspect approached from behind and attempted to forcibly take their backpack. The victim was wearing the backpack at the time and was able to prevent the suspect from taking it. The suspect then left in an unknown direction.

Suspect Information: The victim described the suspect as a light completed black male, thin build, approximately 6 foot tall, wearing dark clothing and carrying a backpack.

Community Outreach
Michigan State University Police and Public Safety encourages community members to reduce their chances of becoming a victim by keeping the following safety tips in mind:

  • Travel with a friend or in a group
  • Avoid dark, Vacant or deserted areas
  • Use well-lit, well-traveled routes
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • Keep valuables out of sight
  • Do not let strangers into residence halls or buildings that require secure access
  • Be aware of the green light emergency phones as they are a direct line to assistance

See Something, Say Something
If you have information about this incident, or any other crime on campus, please contact Michigan State University Police & Public Safety at 517-355-2221, or 911 for emergencies/crimes in progress.  If you would like to relay a non-emergency crime tip, you may do so by texting the word MSUPD, along with your message to 274637.