INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: The suspect entered the residence through the unlocked front door and walked past four students who were in the living room. Realizing there was no construction scheduled, one student followed the suspect to the courtyard and watched him load a tool pouch with tools and start to walk out. The suspect picked up a skateboard but dropped it when confronted by the student. The suspect turned and walked out the front door with the tools and tool pouch.
The suspect was last seen getting on a bus at Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard. The bus drove away westbound on Exposition.
DPS reminds students not to resist or struggle with suspects over property but be a good witness.
If you have information relevant to this crime, please call the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (213) 740-6000 or the Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Division at (213) 485-6571.
Help fight crime by reporting suspicious persons and/or activity to USC DPS immediately. Please note that race, ethnicity gender, and/or religious affiliation are NOT considered the basis for suspicion; only behaviors are considered suspicious.
DATE & TIME OF OCCURRENCE: August 3, 2020, approximately 12:00 noon
LOCATION: 6oo block W. 28th Street
SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, Black, 5’ 10” tall, 180 to 200 pounds, wearing a black shirt, black pants and an orange traffic safety vest.
SUSPECT VEHICLE: None seen.
If you are in immediate danger, call the LAPD at 9-1-1 or DPS at (213) 740-4321.
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ALERT TW#: 2020-017