Armed suspects rob University of Michigan students inside apartment

A terrifying ordeal for some University of Michigan students robbed at gunpoint at their off-campus apartment building.

Five students were robbed at gunpoint, only a block away from campus in these apartments. They were living in two neighboring apartments a block from campus at a presidential debate watch party at the time.

After a knock at the door, two suspects were there.

"Two guys walked up, ask if they could charge their phone and pulled out a gun," said one of the students, who asked to not be identified.

It happened just after midnight Tuesday at the Sun Terrace apartments on Thayer. Ann Arbor Police say two men pointed a silver handgun at five of the students.

"No masks, no gloves, they looked like two normal guys," said the student. "They were definitely fit, you could tell they were fit. They were both in pretty good physical shape."

A few others, including this man, were able to get away and watch from the apartment next door.

"They kind of just walked through the apartment, gathered everybody up in a room and took phones, cash, credit cards, debit cards, laptops, anything valuable," the student said.

Ann Arbor police are describing the suspects as two black men. Both weigh about 200 pounds, stand between 6 feet and 6 feet, five inches and have beards. They were last seen wearing grey and white clothing. One had a baseball cap and white tennis shoes.

These apartments are located only one block away from U of M's school of nursing. University officials sent text alerts to all students, letting them know what happened.

"This is like the safest part of town of anywhere you can live in the university," said Matthew Sena, a U-M junior.

Other students on this block are on the lookout.

"Just double checking that the housemates are locking their doors," Sena said. "We all kind of did that this morning."

Police say the suspects got away with the stolen items on foot. They performed a search with a canine unit but it was unsuccessful. They are asking anyone with information on the armed robbery to call Ann Arbor Police at (734) 794-6927.

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