Warnings to Marquette students after sex assault, robbery near campus

CREATED Sep 30, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 1, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Marquette University students are being warned to be aware of their surroundings at all times after a sexual assault and armed robbery near the campus.

A suspect has been arrested after the sexual assault happened Saturday night near North 21st and West Wells Streets.

Officials say the student, a woman, was walking alone when a man grabbed her.

Police said they were investigating the armed robbery which happened just a couple hours later near the corner of North 19th Street and West Kilbourn Avenue.

Both crimes happened in off-campus areas where students live.

The university says that if people are following you, cross the streets, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact Marquette's Department of Public Safety using a "blue-light phone."  There are more than 300 of them on and near the campus.