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Police: UW-Milwaukee student robbed at gunpoint

UWM Police
Posted at 6:24 AM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 15:52:17-04

MILWAUKEE — The UW-Milwaukee Police Department is reminding everyone to remain aware of their surroundings after a UWM student was robbed at gunpoint.

Police say shortly after midnight Wednesday, a UWM student was approached by a man in his 20's. Officers say the man pointed a shot gun at the student and demanded their property. The suspect got the student's cell phone and left the scene as a passenger in a white 4-door Sedan. The vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on N. Bartlett Avenue.

Police describe the suspect as a man in his 20's, wearing a dark red sweatshirt and a white shirt underneath.

Milwaukee Police Department is investigating. If you have any information, called the Milwaukee Police Department Tip Line at (414) 935-7360.

The UWM Police Department wants anyone to report suspicious behavior to police. The UWM Police Department non-emergency line, (414) 229-4627, is answered 24 hours a day.