WESTWOOD—The UCPD has released an advisory report alerting students near the UCLA campus about a robbery that occurred on March 8. The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. when the victim was approached by two male suspects while walking southbound on Weyburn Avenue and Selby Avenue.
The first suspect halted the victim’s path and lifted his sweater to reveal a silver handgun that was tucked in his waistband. He then demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim complied with the threat gave all his property to both suspects. The victim is a student from UCLA.
Both suspects then fled the scene on foot heading northbound on Selby Avenue. The first suspect is described as an African-American male with brown eyes. He stands 5 feet and 10 inches, weighing 180 pounds and 20 years old. He was seen wearing a gray hoodie and dark colored pants.
The second suspect is described as an African-American male with brown eyes. He stands 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds and 20 years old. He was seen wearing a light colored hoodie. There were no reports of any injuries to the victim. The robbery is still under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
The UCLA PD is reminding the campus community to beware of surroundings, to not fight for property over your life, to not walk alone at night and to have a friend accompany you. Those who would like to report a crime but prefer to keep their identity concealed, the anonymous message hotline allows individuals to leave specific information about a crime while ensuring your confidentiality call (310) 794-5824 or visit www.lacrimestoppers.com.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact the LAPD West Los Angeles Station at (310) 444-1588 and refer to report #160807.