Police seek suspect after woman robbed near Marquette University campus

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MILWAUKEE — Marquette University police are seeking the suspect responsible for a robbery that occurred Monday evening, June 8th in the 2300 block of West Michigan Avenue.

It happened around 7:00 p.m.

Police say a male suspect approached a female who is not affiliated with Marquette University and demanded property.

The victim gave up her property and sustained minor injuries for which she declined treatment.

The suspect fled west on Michigan Avenue on foot.

The Milwaukee Police Department and Marquette University Police Department are investigating the incident.

Marquette police say the suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20 years old. He was wearing a white T-shirt, black shoes, black-rimmed glasses — and he had a beard and a high flat-top haircut.

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 MUPD. 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 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.
  • 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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