October 15, 2020


SUBJECT:    Timely Warning – Robbery

On 10/15/2020 at 4:20AM, the UC San Diego Police Department received a report of a robbery that occurred on Gilman Drive just west of the Gilman Bridge at 4:20AM. The reporting party stated that three males in a silver sedan robbed him of his property at gunpoint. The suspect was described as either a white or hispanic male wearing a black baseball cap and had tattoos on his arms. There was no description given for the other two passengers of the vehicle.

The suspect has 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 As an employee of UC San Diego Health, effective January 2018, you may choose to see a provider for your Employee Assistance and Behavioral Health Benefits, depending on your medical coverage. Please call the provider which is aligned with your medical provider at one of the toll-free telephone numbers below:

o If you have medical coverage with Core, UC Care, or UC Health Savings Plan (HSP), please call 1-844-437-0486.

o If you have medical coverage with Health Net, Kaiser, or Western Health Advantage, please call 1-866-808-6205.

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.

If you have any Triton Alert questions, please contact EH&S Emergency Management & Business Continuity at or call (858) 246-0695