Police: Suspect robs woman near Marquette University campus

MILWAUKEE -- Police are investigating after a woman was robbed near the Marquette University campus Wednesday morning, May 23.

Officials say shortly after 9 a.m., a suspect approached a woman who is affiliated with the university near 17th and Highland. The suspect demanded property and after a brief struggle he was able to get away with some of her belongings.

The woman fled the area. Officials say she was not physically injured.

Authorities describe the suspect as a male, approximately 16 years old, 5'5" tall, 140 pounds and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and camouflage pants.

Marquette University and Milwaukee police are investigating the robbery. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Marquette police at 414-288-1911.

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