The Department of Public Safety was informed of a robbery that took place in the 700 block of 22nd Street at approximately 8:35 p.m. One suspect was taken into custody by the Milwaukee Police Department shortly after the incident. The suspects (available description below) approached a non-Marquette affiliated victim, one suspect displayed a weapon and demanded property. The victim gave up property and the suspects fled northbound on 22nd Street. The suspects fled on foot.
The victim sustained no physical injuries. The Milwaukee Police Department and Public Safety officers responded to the scene and are investigating the incident. If you see anyone matching the description, please contact DPS immediately at (414) 288-1911.
DESCRIPTION of Suspect:
Age—————– Early 20’s
Clothing———— Black hooded sweatshirt, gray pants
All Marquette students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:
- Walk in pairs or groups, being aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Use the LIMO and safety patrol services provided by DPS. Call 414-288-6363 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 450 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 450 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.