UCPD investigates 3 suspects reportedly involved in on-campus strong arm robbery
By Justin Jung
Jan. 25, 2022 12:24 p.m.
University police are looking for three suspects reportedly involved in an on-campus strong arm robbery Monday afternoon.
The incident took place at De Neve Plaza around 1:30 p.m., according to a UCPD crime alert sent Monday.
The victim is a UCLA student, according to the alert.
The first suspect reportedly arranged to make a purchase from the victim. When they met, the suspect reportedly punched and then stole the victim’s property. As the victim attempted to recover his property, a second suspect confronted him, according to the crime alert. A third suspect drove the first two suspects away from the scene as they fled, the crime alert added.
UCPD described the first suspect as a Black man around 5-foot-9 with a slim build in his late teens or early 20s. He was described as having brown eyes and an Afro hairstyle and wearing a blue sweater and gray sweatpants.
UCPD described the second suspect as a man with dark skin, black hair, brown eyes and wearing a black sweater.
UCPD did not provide a detailed description for the third suspect other than that he was a man.
Minor injuries were reported.
One vehicle was reported to be related to the incident, a 2009 four-door teal Saturn Aura with California license plate number 8EGX642.
This case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information can call UCPD at 310-825-1491.