A University of Wisconsin junior was assaulted at gunpoint by two males on Langdon Street late Monday night.
The victim, a member of sorority Kappa Alpha Theta, was held by two black males at approximately 11:09 p.m. outside the Kappa Alpha Theta house on 108 Langdon St.
One of the suspects demanded money and a laptop from the victim and also displayed a handgun, according to Madison Police Department Sgt. Cindy Mierow. The victim was exiting her car after returning home from the library when the armed suspects confronted her, Mierow added.
Both subjects fled on foot with a small amount of money and the victim’s laptop. The victim was not injured.
“It seems like it’s best when people are traveling in groups of two or more,” Mierow said.
A sketch of the suspects had not been released as of press time. Mierow would not comment on whether the robberies were linked to other campus-area incidents.
“Just use caution,” Mierow said. “If you see something suspicious occurring in a parking lot, call a friend to meet you.”
The first suspect is a black male of average build between 15 and 20 years old. He was last seen sporting an afro and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The second subject had a larger build and was wearing a similar getup.
Sororities and fraternities were sent e-mails from their chapter president advising them to keep their doors locked.
“You always have to be careful,” Mierow said.
Several Greek system members denied comment late Monday night.