Sketch Released in Attack on UCLA Student

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Police released a sketch as their search continued Thursday for a man who robbed a UCLA student and forced her into his car last week.


Police released this sketch of a man believed to have attacked a UCLA student. (Credit: UCLA Police Department)

The student was walking just blocks from campus, on Ophir Drive near Veteran Avenue (map), when she was approached by a man at about 12:05 a.m. on May 6, according to a news release from the UCLA Police Department.

After demanding her property, the man reached into the student’s sweater pocket and took her cell phone. He then forced her into his car and lifted her shirt, police stated in the release.

The student told police she was able to use pepper spray on the man and escape.

The attacker was described as an Asian man between 20 to 25 years old, standing about 5 feet 7 inches tall with short and spiky cut hair.

He was wearing a gray T-shirt and light colored jeans. He was also wearing a cloth necklace, according to the police report.

He was driving a dark color sedan, possibly a Honda Accord, with a jade pendant hanging from the rear view mirror.

Anyone with info was asked to contact Det. Shear at 310-825-9371, and refer to report #14-0885.