March 27, 2014


SUBJECT:    Robbery

Please be on alert. On March 27, 2014 at 01:29 a.m., UC San Diego Police Department received a report of a robbery that occurred approximately 10 minutes earlier at La Jolla Shores Drive and Poole Street, near UCSD's main campus.

A male approached the victim as he was walking on La Jolla Shores Drive at Poole Street toward UCSD. The suspect punched the victim in the face and pushed him to the ground. The suspect grabbed the victim's backpack and fled by getting into a black SUV or minivan.

The suspect was described as a possible Hispanic male, approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall, with a slender build, wearing an unknown/dark color hooded sweatshirt.

The vehicle the subjects fled in was a black SUV or minivan, driven by a second unknown suspect, and was last seen heading east on La Jolla Shores Drive.

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.