Safety alerts on Marquette Campus after suspects reportedly rob a student and employee

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by Nakia Spencer

MILWAUKEE - Marquette University is reminding its students and staff about safety today after a second robbery in two days in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue.

The victim, a Marquette student was approached by three teenage suspects who demanded the victim’s cell phone.

The robbery happened at about 7:40 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue.
The suspects reportedly fled on foot northbound on 12th street from Wisconsin Avenue. No weapon was implied and the victim did not seek medical attention.

If you see anyone matching these descriptions, please contact DPS immediately at 414-288-1911.


DESCRIPTION of Suspect 1:
Sex----------------- Male
Race---------------- Black
Age---------------- 18 to 19
Height------------5'9"
Weight-------------160 lbs. to 170 lbs.
Clothes------------Red/Burgundy hooded sweatshirt
Hair----------------Not provided
Eyes---------------- Not provided


DESCRIPTION of Suspect 2:
Sex----------------- Male
Race---------------- Black
Age---------------- 18 to 19
Height------------5'10"
Weight-------------160 lbs. to 170 lbs.
Clothes------------Gray hooded sweatshirt with faded design in front
Hair----------------Not provided
Eyes---------------- Not provided


DESCRIPTION of Suspect 3:
Sex----------------- Male
Race---------------- Black
Age---------------- 18 to 19
Height------------5'11"
Weight-------------160 lbs. to 170 lbs.
Clothes------------Unknown, dark clothing
Hair----------------Not provided
Eyes---------------- Not provided

The first of the two robberies happened on Thursday at about 7:00 p.m., also in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue.

The victim, a Marquette employee was approached by two black males who demanded the victim’s cell phone. One suspect has been detained by the Milwaukee Police Department. The second suspect fled east on Wisconsin Avenue.
No weapon was implied and the victim did not seek medical attention.

If you see anyone matching the below description, please contact DPS immediately at 414-288-1911.

DESCRIPTION of Suspect 1:
Sex----------------- Male
Race---------------- Black
Age---------------- 18 to 20
Height------------5'8" to 5'9"
Weight-------------Approx. 160 lbs.
Clothes------------Black shirt over a grey hoodie, black pants
Complexion ------ Dark
Hair---------------- Short
Eyes---------------- Not provided

According to police, cell phones have increasingly become a target for criminals. They are urging individuals to limit cell phone use while walking alone and pay attention to surroundings.


All Marquette students, staffs, guests and visitors are reminded to:

 

  • Walk in pairs or groups, being aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Cell phones have increasingly become a target for criminals. If at all possible, individuals should limit cell phone use while walking alone.
  • Use the LIMO and safety patrol services provided by DPS. Call 8-6363 for SSP escorts.
  • During evening hours watch for the LIMO with strobe lights patrolling the perimeters of campus; the driver may ask if you want a ride or want to request a walking escort.
  • Make sure someone knows when you leave and when to expect you back.
  • Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones at a high volume.
  • Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys and parking lots.
  • Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
  • Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to DPS using one of the more than 300 blue light phones on and near campus.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact DPS using one of the more than 300 blue light phones on and near campus.
  • If you plan to drink, do so in moderation to avoid putting yourself in a position of increased risk.
  • If approached, give up your property.
     

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