Two suspects sought after Marquette student robbed at gunpoint

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police are looking for two suspects after a Marquette University student was robbed on Tuesday, April 14th.

It happened shortly before noon at the corner of 22nd Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

Marquette Department of Public Safety officials say two male suspects approached the student, displayed a weapon and demanded property. The victim gave up property and the suspects fled westbound on foot to 23rd Street, where they got into a vehicle — heading southbound on 23rd Street to Michigan Street.

The Marquette student was not hurt.

Police are looking for a black male, 16-17 years old, with a medium build — standing approximately 6′ tall. He was wearing camouflage pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a tight-fitting black hat.

The second suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 16 and 18. He is approximately 5’10” tall, and he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark gray, full-size SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Department of Public Safety at (414) 288-1911.

Meanwhile, Marquette officials offer these safety tips for students:

  • 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 new 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. ​​


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