PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT – Sunday, February 16, 2014
At approximately 9:26a.m., the Department of Public Safety was informed by the Milwaukee Police Department that an attempted strongarm robbery took place at 9:04 a.m. on the third floor of the Aurora Sinai Medical Center parking structure, located in the 800 block of North 12th Street. Shortly after the incident occurred, DPS located and detained the suspect, and the Milwaukee Police Department took the suspect into custody. The victim, who is not affiliated with Marquette, was approached by a male suspect who attempted to remove the victim's purse. The suspect did not display a weapon and fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was not physically injured and did not seek medical treatment.
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.