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Marquette University police issue safety alert after armed robbery reported near campus

Marquette University

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 around 9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 28 near 20th and Kilbourn.

According to officials, three suspects in a vehicle began talking to the victim, who was on foot. One suspect demanded property from the victim and displayed a weapon. The victim gave up property.

The suspects fled in a black two-door car heading northbound toward State Street.

Police are looking for two males and a female.

If you have more information, please contact MUPD at 414-288-6800.

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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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