February 2, 2014


SUBJECT:    Timely Warning - Armed Robbery

Please be on alert. On February 2, 2014 at 11:19 p.m., UC San Diego Police Department received a report of an armed robbery with a handgun that occurred approximately 5 minutes earlier in parking lot #359, adjacent to Spanos Athletic Field.

Two unknown males approached the victim as they were leaving the parking lot. One brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and the other a large wrench or crowbar. The suspects then demanded the victim's wallets and cell phones. After getting the items, the two males ran to a waiting vehicle and fled the area.

The suspects were described as two possible Hispanic males wearing dark baggy clothing and hoodie sweatshirts. One of the males was approximately 5'2", unshaven, and bald. The other male was approximately 5'7" wearing a white undershirt.

The vehicle the subjects fled in was a dark colored vehicle, possibly a Honda, driving by a third unknown suspect, and were last seen heading North on North Torrey Pines Road.

If you see someone matching the suspect's description, do not approach, and call 9-1-1 or UCSD Police at 858-534-4357.

If you have further information about this incident, please contact UCSD Police at 858-534-4357 or send an email to

General Safety Considerations:

* Travel well-lighted, busy routes. Avoid walking or parking in shadowed areas. Have your keys in your hand as you approach your door, and remember to be alert to what and who is around you.

* Avoid displaying and carrying large sums of money in public. Only carry the credit cards you need.

* Be careful with purses or wallets. Carry a purse close to your body, but do not loop or wrap straps around you. A purse snatcher could injure you. Keep wallets in an inside pocket.

* Be alert and aware. Pay full attention to who is around you when you are in public.

* Use the campus escort service 858-534-WALK.

If a robbery should occur:

* If you are confronted, COOPERATE! Give the criminal what he/she asks for - wallet, keys, jewelry, credit cards and electronics. Your life is more valuable than replaceable possessions. Don't make sudden moves or try to apprehend the criminal yourself. Concentrate on remembering a description and call police immediately.

* Your safety is most important. Do what the robber says and don't stall.

* If the suspect claims he has a gun, knife, or other weapon in his pocket, believe the suspect.

Clery Notification - Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092(f))