Incident description: Two suspects approached a student and her friend from behind and demanded property.  One of the suspects simulated a firearm and then physically restrained the student and took her iPhone.  When the suspect released the victim, the friend grabbed the victim’s phone and she and the victim ran away.

Time & date of incident: 3:30 a.m. on June 19, 2021

Location: Off campus near the southwest corner of 37th Street and Flower Street

Suspect description: The first suspect is a Black female, approximately 30 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds. She was wearing a white t-shirt.

The second suspect was described as a Black male.

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.

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.