Incident description: Two suspects approached the victim. The first suspect asked the victim to use his mobile phone to call his mother. When the victim refused, the second suspect grabbed the victim’s right wrist, threatened to kill him if he did not hand over his phone.
A community member, who observed the incident as it occurred, shouted at the two suspects who then ran west.
Suspect description: The first suspect is a Black adolescent male, approximately 12 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 115 pounds. He was wearing a zip-up blue hoodie and blue pants.
The second suspect is a Black adolescent male, approximately 10 years old, 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 95 pounds and wearing blue clothing.
Time & date of incident: Approximately 5 p.m. on March 26th, 2021
Location: Off campus at the northwest corner of 36th Place and Raymond Avenue.
Suspect vehicle: No vehicle seen.
Note: A similar theft occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. on March 26, 2021
Location: Off campus on the northside of 29th Street east of Orchard Avenue.
Incident description: Suspect approached the victim and asked to use his mobile phone to call his mom. The victim gave the suspect permission and who then took the mobile phone and fled in a white four-door sedan heading west on 29th Street towards Vermont Avenue.
Suspect description: The suspect is a Black adolescent male, approximately 12 to 14 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. He was wearing a zip-up blue hoodie, red T-shirt, black socks and no shoes.
Suspect vehicle: White four-door sedan
If you were in the vicinity during the time of this incident, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for your help in identifying the suspect. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact DPS at (213) 740-6000 or the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) at (213) 485-6571. If you are ever in immediate danger, call LAPD at 911 or DPS at (213) 740-4321.
Please note that race, ethnicity, gender and/or religious affiliation are NOT considered the basis for suspicion; only behaviors are considered suspicious.
For information about how to respond during a robbery, please visit our What to do During a Robbery web page.
DPS issued this crime alert for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.