PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT – Friday, June 7, 2013
At approximately 8:30 p.m., a robbery took place at the rear of a residence in the 1500 block ofHighland Ave. The Department of Public Safety was alerted at approximately 9 p.m. by Milwaukee Police Department activity in the area.
The victims, three Marquette students, reported that a black male approached them, displayed aweapon and demanded property. The victims handed over cell phones and cash. The suspect then fled west on foot. The victims were not physically injured.
If you see anyone matching this description, please contactDPS immediately at 414-288-1911.
DESCRIPTION of Suspect:
Height------------ 5'10" to 6'
Clothes------------Grey hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, dark shoes
Complexion ------ Dark
Hair---------------- None available
Hair Description— None available
Eyes---------------- None available
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.
- 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.