OUPD receives ‘strong armed robbery’ report

Rachel Williams

On Dec 1, 2015, a strong arm robbery was reported to the Oakland University Police Department.  The incident took place at approximately 6:50 p.m. and occurred in the 7000s Ann V. Nicholson apartments’ parking lot. 

The victim was a Hungry Howies pizza delivery person who explained that no weapon was used.  A strong arm robbery involves the threat or use of physical violence by a perpetrator. 

The delivery man  was returning to his car after delivering the order to the apartments.  As he got in his car, he was approached by a man.  OUPD police chief Mark Gordon stated that the man demanded something to the effect of “give me your money or I’m gonna hurt you.”

The delivery man handed over approximately $60 to the suspect who left in a white sports car. 

The victim described the suspect as a black male standing at approximately 5-foot-10 and weighing around 200 pounds with facial hair.  He was described as being about 25 years old and wore a gray hoodie and black shorts. 

The delivery man explained that he was robbed by the same individual on Sunday, Nov. 29 in Pontiac. 

The suspect has not yet been apprehended, though Gordon assures that they are working with the Oakland County Sheriff’s department to track him down. Oakland residents and students are advised to take caution while OUPD tracks down the suspect. 

Anyone with any information should contact OUPD at 248-370-3331 or provide anonymous tips at www.oupolice.com/tips