Bicycle taxi driver robbed on University of Michigan campus

Posted at 7:28 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 09:29:23-04

Police are looking for four suspects in an armed robbery that occurred on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor on the Diag near West Hall Arch.

A Boober Tours bicycle taxi driver was giving a ride to four people on Nov. 1 around 2 a.m., officials say. They were overheard saying they had no money to pay for the ride. 

When the driver stopped, the first suspect brandished a handgun. The suspects took money and a blanket and fled north on the Diag.

The first suspect is described as a man seen wearing a Detroit Pistons hat, red zip-up sweater, green coat, torn acid-washed jeans and light brown boots. The second suspect is a man with short dreadlocks last seen wearing a red shirt with a toy bandoleer over the left shoulder, black pants, light-colored shoes and a white baseball hat. The stolen leopard-print blanket was draped over his shoulders.

Police describe the third suspect as a man with short dark hair and a short beard last seen wearing a sleeveless brown coat, black tank top, black pants and black shoes with white soles and a wrestling belt. The fourth suspect is described as a man with a short beard wearing a blue jacket with white zippers, beige baseball cap, dark colored jeans and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security at 734-763-1131.