UCSB Police Department

Timely Warning Attempted Robbery

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 3:45pm

UC Santa Barbara

University of California Police                                    Attempted Robbery Report

This email is being sent to the campus community as a Timely Warning regarding a crime that occurred on campus property. The following is provided for your personal safety.

On December 9, 2019, the UCSB Police Department received a report of an attempted robbery that occurred on the bike path near Student Health on December 8, 2019 at approximately 8:30 p.m. The suspect attempted to rob the reporting party and threatened to pepper spray them.

The suspect is described as a male adult, 20-30 years old, approximately 5’8”, with short black hair, brown eyes, and a mustache. The suspect was wearing a blue hoodie.

UCPD is investigating this crime. If you have information that might assist in the investigation, please contact the UCSB Police Department at (805) 893-3446, or report crime information anonymously at www.police.ucsb.edu/contact-us/report-crime. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) is investigating 3 similar robbery reports that occurred in Isla Vista on December 8, 2019 between approximately 8:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. involving a suspect matching the description above. If you have information that might assist in their investigation, please contact SBSO at (805) 681-4100, or report crime information anonymously at www.sbsheriff.org/anonymoustips.html.

UCPD reminds the campus community of the following general safety tips:
Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
Follow your instincts. Safety is the first priority.
If you feel you are in danger, take action. Move away from the threat, cross the street, increase your pace, or run to safety.
Join a group of people or enter an open business establishment.
Do not delay in calling 911. UCPD strongly encourages the reporting of suspicious activity so we can intervene in potential criminal activity and apprehend suspects.
UCPD encourages the community to use safety services, such as the emergency phones identified by a blue light. When walking to and from campus and Isla Vista locations, you can request an escort by calling (805) 893-2000 or by calling on the emergency phones located throughout the UCSB Campus. For more information: http://www.police.ucsb.edu/cso/safety-escorts/.
**UCPD encourages printing and posting this Timely Warning for further community notification.**
In compliance with the Clery Act, Timely Warnings are issued by the UCSB Police Department when certain (Clery Act) crimes occurring on campus property, properties controlled by campus-affiliated organizations, or public property immediately adjacent to campus are determined to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Timely Warnings are intended to prevent similar crimes and to provide information that will assist community members in protecting themselves.
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