June 30, 2017


SUBJECT:    Timely Warning – Robbery

On 07/30/2017 at 11:49 AM, the UC San Diego Police Department received a report of a robbery that occurred at 11:27 AM in a Mesa Apartment laundry room at 3999 Miramar Street. The victim stated that she walked inside the laundry room and noticed a male standing inside. A second male entered the laundry room and walked up to her. The second male then simulated that he had a handgun and demanded her money. The victim gave the second male her wallet and both males ran eastbound out of the laundry room. The two suspects are described as follows:

#1 White male, 30s, 6’0”, 250 lbs, with a large “belly”, medium length salt and pepper hair, wearing a brown t-shirt and blue jeans.

#2 Hispanic male, 30s, 5’07”- 5’08”, 130 lbs, black hair styled in a short military cut, wearing makeup, a gray t-shirt, blue jeans and carrying 3 purses.

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.