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Timely Warning Crime Bulletin - Attempted Strong Arm Robbery

This Timely Warning Bulletin is being issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act and the purpose is to provide preventative information to the campus community to aid members from becoming the victim of a similar crime.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 between 9 and 9:30 a.m., an attempted strong arm robbery occurred on the sidewalk on the southwest corner of The Quad. No weapons were involved, however the victim was pushed while the suspect attempted to grab the victim’s cell phone. The suspect was last seen running away from campus toward the northeast portion of the Block C construction site.


White male, approximately 20-22 years old, with short blondish-brown hair, wearing a t-shirt with a British flag, gray or black sweatpants.

If you see this person or someone matching the description please do not attempt to contact, but call UPD at (760) 750-4567 immediately or dial 911 immediately.

If you wish, you may report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers (888) 580-8477.

Prevention Tips:

  • Be alert for subjects loitering in an area with no particular purpose.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe in any situation, go with your gut. If you see a situation in which a person may be assaulted, contact law enforcement immediately by dialing 911.
  • UPD strongly encourages the reporting of criminal or suspicious activity to assist us in intervening in potential criminal actively and apprehending suspects. Contact us at 760-750-4567, dial 911, or use a Blue Light emergency phone (located throughout the campus and identified by a blue light on top of the phone box or column).