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Police investigating reported armed robbery attempt

Two college-aged males in a white, four-door sedan reportedly fled in vehicle after demanding money

Attempted armed robbery, white sedan, P-5 parking lot, two college-aged males

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Incident update: Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 10:20 p.m.

Two individuals suspected of being involved in the attempted armed robbery in the P5 parking lot have been identified by police investigators and are now in police custody.


Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 8:55 p.m.

The Oakland University Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted armed robbery said to have taken place at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

A female student told police that she was walking in the P-5 parking lot, located immediately west of Oakview Hall,  when she was approached by a white four-door sedan occupied by two college-aged males.

The suspect in the passenger seat of the vehicle rolled down the window and pointed a black handgun with orange tip at her and said, “give me all your money.” This suspect is described as having a fade-style haircut.

As the complainant walked away from the vehicle towards the residence halls, the suspects reportedly left the area in the vehicle, heading north through the P5 lot.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Oakland University Police Department at (248) 370-3331.

Campus Safety Information

  • While on campus, use the “buddy” system. There is always safety in numbers, and at all times you should walk with someone, especially after dark.
  • The SAFEwalk program provides a visual escort while you are walking on campus. To request a SAFEwalk escort, call police at (248) 370-3331 and a police officer or police service aide will respond to the area while you walk to your location.
  • Call for help if you witness a crime.
  • Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably is not the best place to be.
  • If you feel your safety is at risk, or need assistance or an escort on campus; please contact police at (248) 370-3331.

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