Police were searching Monday for two men responsible for assaulting and robbing a UCLA student in a violent attack that left the victim hospitalized.
The alleged robbery took place around 2:37 a.m. last Thursday while Robert Evans was walking in the 10900 block of Strathmore Drive, according to a news release from the UCLA Police Department.
Evans said he had just finished celebrating a classmate’s birthday and decided to walk home alone while listen to music on his headphones.
The attackers hit him from behind, knocked him to the ground and kicked him in the head and stomach, leaving him hospitalized with a concussion, Evans said.
One of the men then produced a handgun and demanded his cell phone and wallet, according to police.
After the robbery, Evans told police the men fled in separate vehicles.
The first man was described as being between 20 and 25 years old and weighing about 170 pounds. He had a dark complexion, a shaved head and was wearing a navy blue sweater without a zipper.
The second man was described as being between 20 and 25 years old with long hair.
The two vehicles were described as a 1990s to 2000s gold-colored, four-door sedan and a white, older model 10 to 12 person passenger van. The van was described as being very dirty and had body damage, according to the release.
Anyone with information about the crime was urged to call UCLA police at 310-825-1491.