2 Men Beat, Rob Man Near UCLA Campus

The victim suffered abrasions to the head.

Two men robbed a victim of his phone, wallet and car keys while he was walking near the campus of UCLA, a university spokesperson said on Sunday.

The vicitm, who was not affiliated with UCLA, was walking north on Landfair Avenue towards Gayley Avenue about 1:30 a.m. Saturday when the two suspects approached him, said UCLA spokesperson Meg Sullivan.

One of the suspects grabbed the victim from behind and the other suspect punched him several times. The second suspect took the vicitm's cell phone, wallet and car keys, Sullivan said.

The victim suffered minor abrasions to his forehead.

The suspects were last seen running westbound on Gayley Avenue from Landfair Avenue.

Suspect one was described as a 6-foot black man, approximately 20 to 30 years old, with a 150-pound to 180-pound thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded jacket.

The second suspect described as a 6-foot black man, approximately 20 to 30 years old, with a 180-pound to 200-pound medium build. He was also last seen wearing a dark hooded jacket.

UCLA police asked anyone with any information regarding the robbery to call them at (310) 825-1491.

Charles Carter January 28, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Please try harder to get the basic facts right when reporting on a crime. Although your headline and first sentence say the incident happened on the UCLA campus, that clearly is not correct. Walking ."...north on Landfair Avenue towards Gayley" means this occurred just west of campus. {The two suspects were NOT even reported to have been seen running into campus, either, per UCLA Police: http://media.ais.ucla.edu/Portal%20Editors/ucpd/2012-01-26.pdf.]. What's even more exasperating was the incorrect headline in a Century City-Westwood Patch (news update) email I received which read "Two Men Beat and Rob UCLA Student" when the UCLA Police report referenced above said the "victim is not affiliated with UCLA."


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