Attempted Robbery

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: The suspect approached the victim from behind and demanded his phone. When the victim refused, the suspect displayed a handgun in his waistband. The victim yelled that the police were on the way, and the suspect fled.

REPORTED OFFENSE: Attempted Robbery. DPS received the report of this crime more than 24 hours after it was committed.

DATE & TIME OF OCCURRENCE: Sept. 23, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m.

LOCATION: Hoover Street at 23rd Street (off-campus)

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, Black, approximately 26-years-old, 6 feet 4 inches tall, 260 pounds, full beard, wearing a white tank top, green jacket, blue jeans and tan Timberland-style boots. 


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.

If you use an online marketplace to buy or sell goods, ask the individual(s) involved to complete the transaction at DPS. DPS is available 24/7 to help facilitate a safe transaction.

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.

If you are in immediate danger, call the LAPD at 9-1-1 or DPS at (213) 740-4321.


ALERT #:  2020-019