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UW-Oshkosh student mugged near campus

File photo of Oshkosh police patch. (WLUK/Gabrielle Mays)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- A University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student was mugged near campus Tuesday night.

City and university police say the strong-armed robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Elmwood Avenue. The victim, a 19-year-old man, said two males in hooded sweatshirts came up to him and took several personal belongings. The robbers may have had a weapon, the victim said. The robbers were carrying duffle bags with over-the-shoulder straps.

The victim was not hurt.

Police said on Thursday that the robbery was a "targeted and isolated" crime and officers do not believe the public is in danger.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oshkosh police (920) 236-5700 and ask to speak with Detective Artus.

Anonymous tips may be left with Winnebago County Crime Stoppers by phone at (920) 231-8477, by using the P3 smartphone app or online.

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