UCLA Students Warned After Pair of Attacks

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WESTWOOD (KTLA) — UCLA police are warning students about a pair of crimes — an armed robbery and an attempted sexual assault — that happened early Monday morning.

At about 12:05 a.m., a student was walking north on Veteran Ave. from Gayley Ave. when a man held a handgun to his back and demanded he hand over his property.

The student gave the man his wallet and cellphone because he was afraid of being shot, campus police spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein said.

The suspect fled on foot and was seen on Montana Ave. by other pedestrians in the area, according to Greenstein.

He is described as a black man about 20 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 170 pounds, with a light beard.

He was wearing a dark beanie and a dark “puffy” jacket with dark pants.

About an hour later, between 1:15 and 1:30 a.m., a female student was attacked while walking east between parking structure No. 9 and the engineer No. 4 building.

The suspect approached the woman from behind and “placed her in a bear hug and told her he intended to sexually assault her,” UCLA police said in a statement.

The attacker tried to knock the woman to the ground, but she was able to break free. She was not injured, police said.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction. He is described as white or a light-skinned Asian, about 30 years old,  5 feet 11 inches tall and 160 pounds.

He has black short hair and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

In light of the attacks, UCLA police are urging students to walk with friends whenever possible and to take advantage of the campus’ escort service by calling 310-794-WALK.

Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to call UCLA police at (310) 825-1491.

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  • SoabStiven

    I just got paid $6784 working off my laptop this month. And if you think that's cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers and made over $9k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do, Rich45.ℂOM

  • JipJoe

    If this country had REAL punishment like daily executions for repeat violent felons, we would no longer have a budget deficit and crime would reduce by over 80%. PROVEN! How much do you pay for health insurance, meals, heat, clothing, water, internet, library , and college eduction? Guess what? Child rapist get all of this for free in California. Yep, kill someone that receive free benefits. Not everyone is equal, stop treating the trash with respect.

    • Charles Scoggins

      My name is Charles Scoggins. Out here in VA we have decided to let God take care of everything. If someone gets raped it is becauseGod intended for it to happen.

          • WTE

            As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.

            Seems like a goal to me

          • Roger

            And in your koran what does surah 9 say?

            Wow, one of them is really barbaric. And one of them actually lives that way today. Ask sudan which is the backwards religion.

          • Looking4Sanity

            It's a good thing Satan is a better strategist than his acolytes, or they'd never make any “progress”.

          • WTE

            Lo, a day shall come for the Lord when the spoils shall be divided in your midst. And I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle: the city shall be taken, houses plundered, women ravished; half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be removed from the city. (Zechariah 14:1-2 NAB)

            Another goal.

          • Roger

            Another goal? Oh, that's islam.

            9:29 Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.

          • WTE

            No, you and your muslium troll brigade all cried to the admin until he got tired of your crying. I see you decided to keep stalking me and followed me here. Which proves how troll and mentally unstable you are

          • Looking4Sanity

            It's actually criminal in Western juris prudence, but I'm sure it's perfectly acceptable under Sharia Law!

            Once again the Iranian hack outs himself and hoists himself on his own petard.

            "Who's the retard now?" indeed. What an appropriate avatar for him. And he chose it for himself.

          • WTE

            If I released anything personal yes it would be. From your own source it shows it was not illegal. Once you sent me your name and email that information is no longer private. If that were the case when companies sell your information for marketing purposes they would be getting in trouble all the tiome.

          • Roger

            Just because you claim it was from him doesn't mean it was.

            Wee, anyone that's dealt with you muslim type trolls before knows how little your word is worth.

          • Looking4Sanity

            Attempting to commit a crime is a crime, regardless of how stupid the perp is…and in your case that EXTREMELY stupid!

          • HiPlainsDrifter

            Wee…you doing Bible quotes makes about as much sense as obama lending unequivocal support of Israel….sounds disingenuous, at best…especially from
            some one so Muhammad friendly…

        • Looking4Sanity

          I'm glad you see his agenda for yourself. He's REALLY cranky today because he just got the news that he got played for the fool he is.

    • sutter

      Wow, you are delusional. Maybe you should move to China. These attacks have nothing to do with capital punishment. If someone is convicted they would not be put to death. And to think housing prisoners who would otherwise be executed (or maybe you want to eecute anyone who goes to jail) would eliminate the deficit is bizarre. Proven? Did you get your proof from the Internet?

    • Roger

      Anyone that's lived in LA knows some places are rougher than others.
      And it's not worth it taking chances sometimes. I'm just glad there wasn't any more violence.

    • Ano

      Westwood is supposed to be a safe area but it has experienced a lot, I mean A LOT of crime lately.

      The main street has degraded into an area that resembles the Tenderloin in SF. It's not the store owners. There are homeless drug addicts infesting the area.

      Students do get taken advantage of, they pay a good amount of money to be in the area. And there are supposed to be cops there except for budget cuts.

      UCLA is a great area to be in. There were a lot of people simply out enjoying life, running (being healthy and attractive the way mother nature intended them to be-which only happens without fear for their lives due to street crime), taking a good class then socializing in the Village. Nobody cares about race, gender, sexual orientation. They're just out being trendy and enjoying themselves because youth and life are fleeting moments. This is the way life is supposed to be.

      Then some pointless thug has to go in and ruin it all for everyone. Thug isn't rich, it really doesn't matter. Somebody would've embraced the thug regardless of race but he had to be a thug. They KNOW they suck, but they continue to suck. Blech.

      We also have many international students who are incessantly and rightly turned off by the UNNECESSARY violence.

      Whoever imposes this trend of negativity for excitement purposes are literally the most uninteresting, boring, suck @$$ people alive.

      Get a clue.

  • Gary

    For the record, UCLA has not released a statement to the faculty, staff or the students. If it were not for all the media attention no one on campus would know what was going on!!

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