INCIDENT #1: Victim (non-USC related) accompanied by a friend was walking through the Exposition Park Rose Garden when approached by a suspect demanding the victim’s cell phone. The suspect displayed a handgun. The victim offered to pay the suspect $500 instead of taking his cell phone. The suspect agreed, took the money, and ran eastbound through the park.
INCIDENT #2: Victim (USC student) was smoking a cigarette while looking at his cell phone when approached by a suspect walking east bound on Exposition Blvd. The suspect snatched the victim’s cell phone and ran eastbound on Exposition Bl (towards Figueroa).
Surveillance cameras later revealed that both suspects (based on the victims description) entered a vehicle at the Starbucks on the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition and drove away.
Incident#1: Male, black, black hair, 6’0, approximately 180 lbs., 21-25 years of age, wearing a white long sleeve shirt, blue shorts, turquoise backpack
Incident#2: Male, black, no additional information
SUSPECT VEHICLE: Dark Chevy Malibu, no further information.
Full Alert: CA2018-009