This Sunday, man was reportedly charged for being linked to several armed robberies that took place next to Michigan University.
Dominique Wilson, a 28-year-old man of Ypsilanti origins, was reportedly charged for being connected to several armed robberies that took place next to the campus of Michigan University earlier in the year.
According to Det. Lt. Mathew Lige, Wilson was arrested on Friday in Ann Arbor when he was leaving a bar. On Sunday, he was charged on 3 counts of armed robbery related to several incidents that took place in February and January this year.
“Certainly, my concern was an escalation of violence if this individual was not located.” he said.
On January 25th, February 4th and February 5th, 4 armed robberies were reported by students from Michigan University near the campus. Wilson is currently linked to three of them, and the fourth is still being investigated.
Two of those incident were on January 25th– one at 12:13am local time near Oakland Avenue and Arch Street, and the other at 12:17am on Oakland Avenue and South Forest Avenue.
In the earlier incident, a young man reported that two African American men approached him while he was walking. He said they came out of a dark sedan and were wearing black hoodies and bandanas. The two men pointed a handgun at him, saying, “give me what you got.” The man gave them his wallet, cellphone and keys.
In the second incident, a young woman told police she was robbed while walking on Oakland Avenue and South Forest Avenue. She said she noticed someone walking up behind her and approaching her. She said he appeared to be a white man in a black hooded jacket and a red “Halloween” mask. He also pointed a gun at her and said “give me what you have.” She threw her phone at the man and ran off. A dark sedan was reportedly seen in the area as well.
On February 4th, a student pedestrian called the police to Oakland and Tappan Avenues after he was robbed. He said the attacker was a man who came out of a dark car with a red bandana on his face, and pointed a long gun at him. This happened at around midnight.
On February 5th at 1am, a student pedestrian reported another robbery at East University Avenue and Vaughn Street. The attacker was also a man with a red bandana on his face, who came out of a dark car. The student said the man demanded that he take her backpack.