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ALERT: Police investigating after woman robbed near Marquette University campus

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a robbery that happened near the Marquette University campus early on Thursday morning, March 2nd.

It happened near 22nd and Wisconsin.

Officials with MU say the victim in this case is a female Marquette student. The victim was not hurt.

MU officials say the suspect approached the victim, demanded and removed property from the victim. The victim fled on foot.

Robbery near 22nd & Wisconsin

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 Student Safety Patrol 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 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.


  • Juan Vanado

    Another bullet point should be to obtain firearms training, get a concealed carry permit and a handgun, and aggressively defend yourself.

  • 40 something employer

    I love how the solutions are for people to try not to be victims as opposed to finding the criminals


    Why not set up a sting with some undercover police officers? GPS in the backpack and any phone can be traced to within 3 feet of location. Seems rather simple to me. Am I wrong?

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