Incident description: Today a student reported that yesterday evening, while he was sitting in the park, he was approached by the suspect who pushed him and took his backpack. The backpack contained a laptop and other personal items. The suspect then rode away on a dark colored bicycle eastbound on Exposition Boulevard.

Time & date of incident: Approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2021

Location: Off campus in Jesse Brewer Park at Exposition Boulevard and Vermont Avenue

Suspect description: The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male, 20-25 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 150 to 160 pounds, having long curly hair, and wearing a green sweatshirt and dark pants.

Suspect vehicle: A dark colored bicycle

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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