Safety Notice

Robbery Not Armed

Date: October 02, 2012

Location: Off Campus / Livernois median near Florence Street

McNichols Campus — University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) Department of Public Safety issues this notice to make you aware of an robbery not armed that occurred on Tuesday October 2, 2012, at 1:45 p.m. near the McNichols Campus.  

A UDM Facility Operations employee while working on the median on Livernois near Florence Street was approached by an unknown man. The suspect quickly grabbed the employee’s right arm motioning that he had a gun under his shirt as he demanded items from him. 

The victim punched the suspect causing him to fall to ground. The suspect ran northbound on Livernois toward Grove Street. Thanks to the immediate notification by the Facility Operations employee, Public Safety conducted a search of the surrounding area locating and apprehending the suspect. The suspect was booked on the robbery charge.

Public Safety is asking the community to be vigilant of your surroundings and others who appear to be waiting without a purpose. 

How you can help

Immediately report all suspicious activity to Public Safety at (313) 993-1123 that is observed from your office or dorm window.

Be mindful of persons who appear to be loitering.

Take notice of the clothing, gender and race to help officers locate the person of concern.

Take notice of the vehicles nearby the suspicious person.

Follow DPS safety tips and when in doubt call us out to investigate further


Safety Tips

If you see a suspect, do not approach--call Public Safety.

Always lock your vehicle doors, roll up windows and close your sun roof when leaving your car.

Place valuables in the trunk or take them with you.

Utilize the campus escort policy or walk with others if you feel uncomfortable.

Limit the use of devices that distract you while you are walking to and from your car (Ex. Text messaging, iPods).

Have your keys in hand so you are ready to open the car door immediately.

Do not prop open doors.

Department of Public Safety


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