January 29, 2015


SUBJECT:    Timely Warning - Armed Robbery

Please be on alert. On January 28, 2015 at approximately 10:00 p.m., UC San Diego Police Department received a report of an armed robbery with a knife that occurred at 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive in San Diego; approximately 0.2 miles west of the UC San Diego Residential Area-The Village.

The victim of the robbery is a student, who said the suspect approached him as he was entering his vehicle parked on Torrey Pines Scenic Drive. The suspect brandished a knife. The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 40 years old, with acne on his cheeks, who was wearing a dark hoodie and jeans. The suspect fled the area northbound towards The Torrey Pines Golf Course.

If you see someone matching the suspect's description, do not approach, and call 9-1-1, SDPD at 619-531-2000 or UCSD Police at 858-534-4357.

The San Diego Police Department responded and is investigating this crime. If you have information about this incident, please contact SDPD at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Safety Tips:

If you are a victim of a robbery:

" 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.

To help reduce the risk of being the victim of a robbery: " 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.