A rash of recent strong armed robberies in East Lansing has police officials warning citizens to be vigilant. According to WLNS.com, there has been a recent rash of strong armed robberies during late night and early morning hours. Most of the robberies reportedly have been between the hours of midnight and 2:00am. Targeted victims seem to be people walking alone or with one other individual. The robbers are described as young males. They have been getting away with cell phones, wallets, and other valuables of their victims.

Police officials urge people to walk in larger groups at night and to avoid distractions like cell phones.