Incident description: A student walked into her residence as the suspect was walking out. The student saw that the male was carrying property that belonged to her. The student screamed and the suspect ran from the location carrying her property. The student’s roommate was in the apartment in their bedroom unaware that the suspect had been inside.

Time & date of incident: Sept. 13, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Location: Off campus in the 1200 block of West 27th Street

Suspect description: The suspect was described by the student as a Hispanic male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet to 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 140 to 150 pounds and having short black curly/wavy hair. He was wearing a red jacket, dark pants, black shoes and a blue surgical mask.

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 preventing theft, please visit our theft prevention web page.