December 16, 2017


SUBJECT:    Timely Warning – Robbery

On 12/16/2017 at 6:18 pm, the UC San Diego Police Department received a report of a robbery that occurred at 3809 Miramar Street, next to the parking structure at Mesa Nueva Housing at 6:08 pm. The reporting party stated that the suspects pushed him to the ground and forcibly took a cell phone from his hands. The suspects were two black males in their 20s, approximately 6’1” tall with thin builds. One suspect was wearing a light colored short-sleeved shirt, black shorts, white socks and black shoes. The second suspect was wearing a striped beanie, gray short-sleeved shirt, blue jogging pants with a thick white stripe down the outside of each leg and black shoes. No weapons were seen. The suspects were last seen leaving the area on foot, southwest through the Mesa Housing complex.

The suspects have not been apprehended and the investigation is on-going.

If you have information that could be helpful in this investigation, please contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4357 or send an email to

The remainder of this email provides general information about preventing and reporting a robbery, and is not necessarily related to this incident.

If you are a victim of a robbery:

• Your personal safety is more important than money or merchandise.
• Believe the robber if they say they have a gun, knife or other weapon.
• Try to maintain a calm demeanor. Don’t make sudden moves or try to apprehend the suspect yourself. Concentrate on remembering a description of the suspect and when safe to do so, call police immediately by dialing 9-1-1.
• Assess the situation. Remember every situation is different; you are the only one who can decide the appropriate course of action. • Seek medical attention as required.
• Consider contacting confidential campus support resources:
      o UC San Diego students – visit Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): and (858) 534-3755.
      o UC San Diego faculty and staff – visit Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): and (858) 534-5523.
      o UC San Diego Health Sciences benefits-eligible faculty and staff – visit Liveandworkwell operated by Optum/United Behavioral Health: and (866) 808-6205 (use company code UCSDMC).

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

• Report suspicious activity immediately to the UC San Diego Police Department by calling 9-1-1.
• Think ahead. Thinking about your options ahead of time and discussing them with others may help you make quick decisions under difficult circumstances.
• Attend a self-defense training. Visit
• Use the UC San Diego Safety Escort Program. Call (858) 534-WALK, available daily from dusk to dawn.
• Whenever possible, travel well-lit, busy routes. Avoid walking or parking in shadowed areas. Have your keys in your hand as you approach your door.
• 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.
• When using an ATM, have your ATM card ready and in your hand as you approach the ATM. Be careful that no one can see you entering your pin and do not count or visually display any money you received from the ATM.
• Know the location of Campus Emergency Telephones on routes to and from campus destinations.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.