Incident description: The suspect approached a homeless person while he was sleeping and began rifling through his property. As the victim woke up, the suspect struck him. The suspect then fled with the victim’s property in an unknown direction.

Suspect description: Male, Black, 18 to 25 years of age, 5’ 10” tall, 170-180 lbs., wearing a red shirt and tan shorts.

Suspect vehicle: No vehicle seen.

Time & date of incident: 10:17 p.m. on August 19, 2021

Location: Off campus in the Shrine Parking Structure at 631 Jefferson Blvd.

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.