Oshkosh PD Investigating Robberies near UW-O Campus
Police in Oshkosh are investigating a series of robberies
that happened in the residential area near the UW-Oshkosh campus.
Police say in a news release they are investigating two
robberies – one that happened October 19th around 7:30 pm in the
1200 block of Kentucky Street, the other on October 29th just after
8:30 pm in the 400 block of Scott Avenue. Police are also investigating two
attempted robberies – one that happened October 27th around 8:30 pm
near the intersection of Cherry Street and Scott Avenue, and another in the 700
block of Cherry Street on November 2nd.
Police say the incidents that happened October 19th
and November 2nd involved the victims messaging a stranger on a
dating app and determining a spot to meet. Once the victims arrived, they were
approached by several teenagers who proceeded to rob or attempt to rob them.
Both victims were physically assaulted and reported minor injuries.
The incidents on October 27th and 29th
involved victims that were walking alone in a residential area and were
approached by several teenagers, who again proceeded to rob or attempt to rob
them. Both victims in those cases were physically assaulted and reported minor
No weapons were involved in any of the incidents. The
suspects are identified as a group of male, African-American teenagers.
Anyone with information is asked to call 236-5700 or
Winnebago County Crime Stoppers at 920-231-8477.