Incident description: The suspects approached the victims as they were pumping gas. The first suspect punched the male victim numerous times, causing him to fall to the ground. Several additional suspects approached the victim while he was on the ground, and battered him.
The second victim, a USC student, was approached by a female suspect, who punched her in the face.
The suspects took the first victim’s smartphone and jewelry, and got into several vehicles and drove away in unknown directions.
Suspect description: The first suspect is a Black male, approximately 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with a long ponytail. There was no further description.
The second suspect is a Black female, approximately 25 to 30 years old. There was no further description.
The victims were not able to provide descriptions of the other suspects.
Suspect vehicle: No vehicle descriptions were available.
Time & date of incident: 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2021
Location: Off campus at Amin’s Oil station at 2603 S. Normandie Ave.
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.