Safety Notice

Armed Robbery

Date: March 20, 2012

Location: Off Campus / Off Campus on Florence & Muirland at McNichols

McNichols Campus – The University of Detroit Mercy Department of Public Safety issued this Safety Notice to the University community.  On Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the corner of Florence and Muirland a visitor to campus who had just left a high school basketball game was returning to her vehicle when she was approached from behind and 2 perpetrators who demanded her cellphone while stating they had a gun, though one was never seen.  The victim pulled away at which time one of the perpetrators grabbed the victim around her neck and took her cellphone out of her hand. The perpetrators then fled on foot running east on Florence.

Safety Tips:
  • On campus emergencies call Public Safety (313) 993-1123
  • Off campus emergencies call 9-1-1
  • Be aware of your surroundings and others around you at all times.
  • Always lock your vehicle door and roll up windows when leaving your car.
  • Never leave your keys in your car, even if you will only be gone for a moment.
  • When parking your car, look for suspicious persons who appear to be loitering.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and others around you at all times.
  • Have your keys in hand so you are ready to open the car door immediately.
  • Limit the use of devices that distract you while (Ex. Text messaging, iPods).  

Important things to look for:

  • Height & Weight Race & Gender Clothing Age
  • Hair color & styleComplexion Unusual marks Eye color
  • Vehicle type, color License plate Direction of escape

Department of Public Safety


  • Campus Phone 1-2-3
  • Non-Campus Phone (313) 993-1123
  • 101 Student Center Building, McNichols Campus