Safety Alert: July 14, 2020 | 6:53 p.m.

The Marquette University Police Department is investigating the incident below. If you have more information, please contact MUPD immediately at (414) 288-6800.

Initial Incident Report

  • Incident type: Robbery
  • Incident location: 2200 block of West Wisconsin Ave
  • Approximate time: 6:53 p.m.
  • Victims: One female, not affiliated with Marquette
  • Physical injuries: The victim did not suffer physical injuries and declined medical treatment.

The victim and two suspects engaged in a verbal and physical altercation, at which time the female suspect took the victim’s bag. The two suspects fled westbound on Wisconsin Ave.

There was a delay in initial reporting of this incident due to gathering eyewitness accounts.

Description of suspect(s)

Suspect 1

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Late 20s
Race and/or ethnicity:
  • Black or African American
Hair: Straight, black, ear-length hair
Weight: Approximately 110 pounds
Height: Approximately 5 feet, 6 inches
Clothing: Black t-shirt, black leggings

Suspect 2

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Early 30s
Race and/or ethnicity:
  • Black or African American
Hair: Close shaved hair, goatee
Weight: Approximately 100 pounds
Height: Approximately 5 feet, 8 inches
Clothing: White t-shirt under black hooded sweatshirt, jeans

Vehicle Description


Safety alerts are sent to Marquette students, faculty and staff when there is an active threat to campus. A text notification is sent first, followed by an email with additional information about the incident. More information is available on MUPD’s website:

All Marquette students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:

  • Always travel in pairs or groups, being aware of your surroundings at all times. Make sure someone knows when you leave and when to expect you back.

  • When on campus, use the LIMO services provided by MUPD. Call (414) 288-6363 to request a LIMO.

  • During evening hours watch for the LIMO with strobe lights patrolling the perimeters of campus; the driver may ask if you want a ride.

  • The use of alcohol by students under age 21 is against the law and against university policy.

  • If you do plan to drink, be responsible, and do so in moderation.

  • When using a ride-sharing service or taxi for transportation, please take steps to ensure your safety:

  • Make sure to match your driver’s name, car and license plate with the information provided through the app on your phone.

  • Avoid anyone who offers a ride when it is not clear that they are directly affiliated with an established taxi or ride-sharing service.

  • If you observe any suspicious behavior or fear for your safety at any time, contact MUPD at (414) 288-1911 or through one of the more than 450 blue light phones on and near campus.

  • Enter MUPD’s number in your phone so you have it handy at all times.

  • Download MUPD’s free safety app, EagleEye. The app features a mobile BlueLight feature that connects you directly to MUPD and sends the device’s location in real-time.

  • 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 MUPD 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 MUPD using one of the more than 450 blue light phones on and near campus.

  • Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones at a high volume.

  • If approached, give up your property.