Incident description: Two suspects approached the first victim, a non-student, and a second victim, a student, as they stood on the Metro platform. Both suspects produced handguns and demanded the first victim’s purse and the second victim’s backpack. The victims gave the suspects their property and both suspects ran southbound toward the Rose Garden in Exposition Park.
Time & date of incidents: Approximately 9 p.m. on April 5, 2021
Location: Off-campus on the Metro train platform at Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way
Suspect description: The first suspect is a Black male, approximately 15 to 17 years old, wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a multi-colored backpack.
The second suspect is a Black male, approximately 15 to 17 years old, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, light pants and blue backpack.
Suspect vehicle: No vehicle seen.
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.
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DPS issued this crime alert for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.