PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT – Monday, January 27, 2014
At approximately 8:05 p.m., the Department of Public Safety was informed by the Milwaukee Police Department that an armed robbery took place in the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue. The victim, a Marquette student, was approached by a male suspect (described below) who showed a weapon, demanded property and then demanded the student's vehicle. The suspect fled in the student's black Lexus (Florida plates, F065JG) with another suspect. The victim was not physically injured and did not seek medical treatment.
If you see anyone matching these descriptions, please contact DPSimmediately at 414-288-1911.
DESCRIPTION of Suspect 1:
Weight-------------Approx. 180 lbs
Clothes------------Dark colored bandana covering face
Eyes---------------- Not provided
DESCRIPTION of Suspect 2:
Please share the information contained in this safety alert with other people on campus who may not have seen it.
All Marquette students, staffs, guests and visitors are reminded to:
- Walk in pairs or groups, being aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Cell phones have increasingly become a target for criminals. If at all possible, individuals should limit cell phone use while walking alone.
- Use the LIMO and safety patrol services provided by DPS. Call 8-6363 for SSP 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 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.