Marquette University alerts students after two armed robberies near campus

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- It has happened again. Two armed robberies occurring near the Marquette University campus have the university's Department of Public Safety warning students again.

The latest incidents occurred near campus early Monday morning, September 1st.

Between 1:53 a.m. and 1:57 a.m., an armed robbery took place in the 1500 block of West Kilbourn Avenue and in the 900 block of North 17th Street.

The same suspects are believed to have committed both crimes.

In each incident, one suspect displayed a weapon and demanded property.

All three victims, who are affiliated with Marquette, gave up property and the suspects fled the scene in a black Chrysler 300, four-door Sedan.

One victim sustained physical injuries but declined medical treatment. The other two victims did not sustain any physical injuries.

Both suspects are described as black males in their late teens or early 20s. One suspect is described as being 5'10" tall and weighing 160 pounds. He was wearing black jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect is described as being 5'5" tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a orange sweatshirt.

"Depending on where you come from, if you're coming from a more rural area, you probably need to think a little more about safety and coming from a bigger city, I think it's already kind of bred in you," Mary Ellen Price, who was helping her daughter move in near the Marquette campus on Monday said.

Marquette graduate Gavin Guo says using Marquette's free transportation is a good option for students concerned about safety.

"I think that's the main transportation on campus -- or if we go out, we will walk back in a group," Guo said.

The Milwaukee Police Department and Public Safety officers responded to the scene and are investigating the incidents. If you see anyone matching these descriptions, please contact DPS immediately at (414) 288-1911.

All Marquette students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:

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