UWM Student Robbed at Gunpoint while Walking to Shorewood Home

The student told police he was walking home around 10:30 p.m. when one of two men in ski masks pulled out a hand gun and made him hand over a cell phone, wallet and backpack full of items.

A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student walking to his Shorewood home from the campus was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night, police say.

Sometime between 10:35 and 10:40 p.m. near East Stratford Court and North Maryland Avenue, the victim told police two men wearing ski masks approached him. One of the suspects presented a handgun and demanded he hand over his property.

The suspects took an Apple iPhone and wallet and made the victim dump out the contents of his backpack, then place items they wanted including two books, a Starbucks coffee cup, flash drive and highlighters back into the bag and hand it over.

The suspects were both black males wearing black ski masks. One of the suspects is described by the victim as in his late 20s, heavy set, 6 feet 1 inch tall, wearing multiple layers of black long sleeved shirts and gray colored sweatpants.

The other suspect is described as in his late 20s, skinny, 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing multiple layers of black long sleeved shirts and black colored sweatpants. The victim told police the suspect had shoulder-length curly black hair that he could see coming out of the bottom of the ski mask.

Police say they are investigating the armed robbery. 

deborah parkhurst February 01, 2013 at 06:47 PM
@ Cowdung...I do not want BRIGHT lighting...I want adequate lighting.
Naive One February 02, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Hey Keith, are you nuts?
Naive One February 02, 2013 at 05:17 PM
I am not sure if you are serious or not. If you are serious, please do not broadcast the idea that people who live in Shorewood are predisposed to hand over their valuables to anyone, at any time, in any setting, to robbers who show anything resembling a handgun. If you are not serious, please do not taunt these robbers.
CowDung February 03, 2013 at 03:41 AM
Who's taunting? I'm just stating facts. It's all about risk vs. reward--criminals want to minimize their risk, and maximize their reward.
The Donny Show February 04, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Wow. A bit self conscious there?


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