Incident description: The victim, who isn’t a student, advertised a Rolex watch for sale on an online marketplace. The victim agreed to drive to the location to meet the suspect. While the victim was seated in his car, the suspect reached through the open window, grabbed the watch, and ran to a waiting vehicle.
Time & date of incident: 5:20 p.m. on July 22, 2021
Location: Off campus in the 700 block of W. 27th Street
Suspect description: The suspect is a Black male, approximately 20 to 30 years old, black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 170 pounds with a tattoo on his right hand.
The suspect was wearing a black hoodie and black pants.
Suspect vehicle: A 2015-2018 black Ford Mustang convertible
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.
Avoid making cash transactions with strangers. If you don’t know the person buying or selling the item(s), DPS recommends that you ask the person to meet with you at a DPS station to make the transaction.
DPS issued this crime alert for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.