Armed robberies occur near UWO

Nicole Horner

A man was assaulted and robbed while walking down High Avenue around 12:45 a.m. on Sunday.
Later that morning, a Titan Alert was sent out describing the incident, which involved four suspects.
“One of the males in the group struck the male victim in the face, and the group of suspects then took his wallet,” the report stated.
The Titan Alert described the suspects as “two white males and two black males.”
According to Oshkosh Police Department Crime Prevention Officer Joseph Nichols, robberies in Oshkosh do not occur very often.
“If there is someone in the area completing the robberies, they may do it a few times in a row,” Nichols said. “But this is not in every case.”
As of Wednesday, the Oshkosh Police Department has no leads on the incident.
A similar situation occurred at about 3 a.m. on Saturday involving an attempted armed robbery. A media release was sent out the following Monday morning.
“There was a physical altercation that took place, but the suspect did not get any money,” the report stated. “The victim did not require medical attention.”
Nichols said citizens should walk in groups and stay in well-lit areas to avoid these types of harmful incidents.
“There is power in numbers,” Nichols said. “Don’t walk alone at night; especially if you have been drinking.”