Incident description: The victim (not a student) rode his bike by three men sitting in an older model pickup truck. One of the men said, “Give me your bike or I am going to shoot you.” The suspect then grabbed the bike and placed it in the bed of the truck. The suspects then drove away, possibly entering the southbound 110 freeway.
Time & date of incident: 1:35 a.m. on July 2, 2021
Location: Off campus in the area of 39th St. and Grand Ave.
Suspect description: The first suspect was described as a male, Black, thin build, wearing dark clothing and a dark “gator” style face covering.
Suspects two and three were described as Black males wearing dark clothing and face coverings.
Suspect vehicle: An older model primer grey Ford F150 pickup truck. The truck had no license plates.
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.