The Marquette University Police Department and Milwaukee Police Department are investigating the incident below. If you have more information, please contact MUPD immediately at (414) 288-1911.
Incident DetailsIncident types: Armed Robbery
Incident location: N. 22nd St. and W. Wells St.
Approximate time: 3:30 a.m.
Victims: One male, not affiliated with Marquette.
Physical injuries: The victim suffered minor physical injuries.
The suspect approached the victim, presented a weapon and demanded property. The suspect obtained property from the victim and fled the area on foot. The suspect was last seen headed northbound on 22nd St. from Wells St.
Description of suspect(s)Suspect 1:
Race and/or ethnicity:
Other: Suspect was carrying a backpack.
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