Armed robberies reported near UWM campus

Students, residents urged to be on alert

Police are urging students and others near the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to be on the alert after two armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery over the past couple of weeks. 

The first robbery occurred on Oct. 23 in the 2000 block of E. Newport Avenue, which is one block west of campus. Authorities say a man demanded and took property from two female victims by grabbing one of the women from behind. 

The second incident happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of E. Newberry Blvd, about 3 blocks south of campus. Two male suspects, one armed with a handgun, demanded property from a male victim but did not succeed in robbing the individual. 

The third incident happened at about 8:50 p.m. Monday in the 2600 block of N. Maryland Avenue, 5 blocks south of campus. Police say two male suspects, one armed with a handgun, took property from a male victim. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department Tip Line at (414) 935-7360.

The UWM Police Department is reminding everyone in the area to remain aware of their surroundings and report suspicious behavior to police.

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