Albion College Statement Regarding Early Thursday Morning Incident

September 15, 2016

Two Albion College students were robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning. No one was injured.

According to the College’s Office of Campus Safety, the students were sitting in a red 2010 Jeep Patriot in the parking lot at the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center at approximately 1:30 a.m. when two males dressed in black, wearing puffy ski jackets and with their faces partially covered with masks approached them. The students said one of the suspects had a long gun; the suspects proceeded to take the car as well as other personal possessions and left the area.

They were last seen driving east on Michigan Avenue away from campus.

Albion Public Safety is investigating.

Albion College Director of Campus Safety Ken Snyder said patrols will be increased around campus for the next few days. He said this was the first armed robbery on campus in several years.

“We’re relieved no one was hurt in this incident and we’re confident local law enforcement is doing all it can to find the perpetrators,” Albion College President Mauri Ditzler said. “Nothing is more important to us than student safety on campus. We always do everything in our power to ensure a safe and vibrant learning environment for our students.”