Incident descriptions: In the first incident, the victim was selling a laptop computer online and agreed to meet the suspect to complete the transaction. The suspect was seated in a vehicle. During the transaction, she began to drive off with the victim’s computer.
The victim held onto the computer and was dragged for approximately 20 feet. The suspect drove away with the victim’s property eastbound on 30th Street, then south on McClintock Avenue.
In the second incident, the victim was selling a laptop online and agreed to meet the suspect to complete the transaction. The suspect was seated in her car and claimed she couldn’t get out of it because she was pregnant. The victim showed the suspect the laptop through an open window, and the two struggled over the computer. The suspect took the laptop and drove away.
Incident resolution: Working with information provided by the USC Department of Public Safety, including surveillance camera video, the Los Angeles Police Department was able to identify the suspect in these robberies. The suspect was arrested and charged with several counts of robbery and grand theft that had occurred in both Los Angeles and Orange County.
She remains in custody.
Time & date of incidents: 1:55 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2020 & 11:59 a.m. on March 12, 2021
Locations: Off campus in the 1100 block of West 30th Street, and at 844 W. 32nd St.
USC Department of Public Safety
3667 S. McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-6000 Non-Emergency
(213) 740-4321 Emergency