May 3, 2014


SUBJECT:    Timely Warning - Residential Burglary of Occupied Apartment

On May 3 2014, at approximately 0126 AM UC San Diego Police Department received a report of a burglary to an occupied residence, which had occurred approximately 10 minutes earlier in the Coast Apartments.

The victim stated he had been awoken when an unknown male entered his bedroom. When the victim awoke, the male ran from the apartment toward the parking lot and fled the area in a dark colored vehicle. After contacting the police, the victim discovered several items missing from inside the apartment.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the suspect had entered the residence after removing the screen from an open kitchen window.

The victim described the male as being: possibly white, in his 20's, with black hair and possible facial hair. No further description regarding the male or vehicle was available.

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

General Safety Considerations:

" Ensure doors and windows are closed and locked. Make sure all doors and easily accessible windows (usually those on the ground floor) are fully closed and locked. During periods of high temperatures, use a lock or item which only allows the window to open be opened small distances.

" Avoid displaying and/or placing high value items close to open windows. Items such as computers, cellular phones, wallets, and purses that can be easily grabbed from open windows and also may be incentives for criminals to try and enter the residence.

" Be alert and aware. Pay full attention to who is around when you leave and return to your residence. If returning at night, leave a light on inside as a visual deterrent. If you discover someone inside your residence:

If possible, immediately leave your residence and go to a safe area (i.e. a neighbor or someplace public). Contact the police as soon as possible. If unable to leave your residence, secure yourself and family members in a safe location, turn on all available lights, and contact the police immediately.