MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s Department of Public Safety is warning students to be alert — after an armed robbery in downtown Milwaukee near campus. It happened at a gas station near 16th and State.
According to officials, three male suspects and one female suspect approached the victim, who is not affiliated with Marquette, displayed a weapon and demanded property. The victim, who was unable to provide an accurate description of the suspects, was struck in the head.
The victim was treated for minor injuries on scene.
The suspects fled in an unknown direction on foot.
The Milwaukee Police Department and Marquette University Police Department are investigating the incident. If you have more information, please contact MUPD immediately at (414) 288-1911.
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 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 300 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 300 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.