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Denby student: Shoes stolen at gunpoint while waiting for bus

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

A 15-year-old Denby High School student said he was robbed at gunpoint of his shoes Thursday morning at a bus stop.

"He asked me what I [had] in my pockets, and I told him that I [had] nothing," said the teen.  "Then he asked me what size shoe did I wear and I told him, and he told me to give him my shoes.... So I took my shoes off and gave them to him."

The student said two men in a silver, two door car pulled up and pointed a gun right at him.

"I feel like I can't be safe on the way to school [anymore].  I can't walk by myself.  I was scared at first.  My heart was racing," he explained.

Detroit police said two suspects are under arrest and the car used in the robbery has been recovered.

Wednesday, a 13-year-old boy said he was robbed at gunpoint at a bus stop at Seven Mile and Eureka.  Two suspects are also in custody in that case.

Five other bus stop robberies were reported on Monday in Detroit, but police have not said if the cases are linked.

"The mayor, whoever is in charge of the police [needs] to get more police out here for the kids," said the 15-year-old's mother.

She said police told her there were only two cars patrolling the entire Eastern District.

Denby High School will send out robocalls Thursday night warning parents to have students walk in groups and conceal flashy cell phones and headphones.

In a statement, Kenyetta Wilbourn, Denby's principal, said, "It's unfortunate kids have to be in survival mode just to get to school.  Often, teachers drive by bus stops to give kids a ride to school, but until adults and city leaders step up, things will only get worse."

Detroit Police said they will continue to check bus stops before and after school, but all riders should be on alert.

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