Man robbed near Marquette campus, police searching for suspects

NOW: Man robbed near Marquette campus, police searching for suspects

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Marquette University Police Department is investigating an early morning robbery that happened Thursday near 20th and Wells.

According to police, an upper-class student was walking around 2:30 Thursday morning when two men approached him, hit him in the head, stole his phone, and ran off.  The student was not seriously hurt.

The robbery comes as students are scheduled to move into university housing on Thursday. Despite the incident, freshmen say they are excited to move into a brand new, state-of-the-art residence hall today. The new building has two towers and houses almost 900 students. 

"This is just an unfortunate incident and sometimes part of urban living. We do talk to our students about walking in pairs, not being on their phone when they are out. Keeping their wits about them and just trying to be as safe as they can," said Dr. Xavier Cole, Vice-President of Student Affairs at Marquette University.

The suspects are described as two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts or jackets and dark blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact MUPD at 414-288-6800.

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