Two off-campus robberies reported early Thursday

The Department of Public Safety reported two armed robberies occurred close to campus early Thursday morning. Both of the victims were students of the university.

In the first robbery, a student was approached at 1:34 a.m. in Parking Lot #3, located at the rear of 1539 W. Kilbourn Ave. The student surrendered his wallet to the suspect and was unharmed. The suspect fled the scene, heading north.

The same suspect approached another student at 1:36 a.m. in an alley at 934 N. 16th St. The student did not surrender any property.

The suspect fled the scene in a black Chrysler Concord, which was last seen headed north. The license plate number is unknown. Two other individuals were in the vehicle when the suspect fled, according to DPS.

The suspect is described as a 25-year-old black male last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black cap and baggy white pants.

DPS said that both students targeted in the robberies were not physically injured.

Marquette’s surveillance network captured part of the incidents. DPS Associate Director Capt. Russell Shaw said all video footage of the robberies has been forwarded to the Milwaukee Police Department.

MPD officers are investigating the incidents.