Cerritos Community College EMERGENCY INFORMATION


June 28, 2016


Crime Advisory

Strong Armed Robbery

(Purse Snatch) 

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 2:30 pm a female student reported that she had been the victim of a purse snatch.  The incident had taken place at 11:30 am in parking lot C-10, along the east wall.  Two subjects driving in a black, Chevy HHR stopped next to her as she was standing to the rear of her parked vehicle.  The passenger in the vehicle reached out the window and grabbed the victim’s purse that she was carrying on her shoulder.  After a brief struggle, the suspect pulled the purse from the victim’s grasp and drove away, S/B towards 166 th street.  As the suspects were driving away, the passenger dumped the contents of the purse and the purse out the passenger side window. Into the parking lot.  The purse and its contents were recovered by the victim.  No weapon was seen and the victim was not injured.

The victim was unable to see the driver of the vehicle.  The passenger was described as follows: 

1: Male-Hispanic unknown age average build- bald- unknown type facial tattoo wearing a black sweat shirt

Suspect Vehicle:  Newer model Chevy HHR with old style California license plate (black and gold) with tinted windows  partial plate of B6

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Campus Police immediately by dialing 9-1-1 from any campus phone, or by calling (562) 402-3674 from a cell phone.

The Cerritos College Police Department reminds all members of the campus community to follow basic safety precautions, including:

  • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. Know what is typical and what is not.
  • Call 911 from a campus phone or (562) 402-3674 from a cell phone to report suspicious activity.
  • Be aware of parking lots, walkways and restrooms.
  • Travel with others with whom you are comfortable when possible, or call Campus Police for a Security Escort if needed.
  • Let others know where you are going, especially if you might be there alone.
  • If you are uncomfortable, go to where there are other people.
  • Headphones can eliminate your ability to be aware of your surroundings.
  • Move confidently at a steady pace and make eye contact with people.
  • Keep keys in hand when moving to a vehicle.
  • Keep windows and doors locked.
  • Check the interior of a vehicle before getting in.
  • Go to the nearest open business or police station if you are being followed.
  • Do not confront a fleeing suspect, from a safe distance obtain a good description and direction of travel for the police
In the event of an emergency, this web page may be used to provide updated emergency information to Cerritos College students, parents, faculty, staff, and general public about any event occurring on the Cerritos College campus including:
  • Earthquake
  • Terrorism
  • Fire
  • Natural Disaster
  • Hazardous Material Accident
  • Bomb Threat/Explosion
  • Medical
  • Violent/Criminal Behavior
  • Utility Failure
Emergency Contact Information for Campus Emergencies:

Dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone, including campus pay phones. For Cerritos College “911 emergencies” from mobile phones, call 562-402-3674.

Emergency information posters displayed in classrooms, offices, campus-wide:

Large, brightly colored posters bearing campus maps and emergency procedures are posted in classrooms and buildings across the Cerritos College campus. Everyone is encouraged to become familiar with the posters’ content, noting building exits, assembly areas and procedures for action before, during and after an emergency situation.

Download the Emergency Evacuation Poster with the following link:


emergency procedures listed on a brightly colored poster.


  • See situation-specific information on the Posters.
  • Note the location of your Emergency Evacuation Assembly Area for rooms you use/occupy on campus.
  • Have emergency phone numbers handy.
  • Keeps halls and exits clear of boxes/debris.
  • Correct or report hazardous conditions.
For additional information, please see the Cerritos College IN CASE OF EMERGENCY posters or contact the Cerritos College Police Department at 562-860-2451, extension 2325, or Public Affairs office at 562-860-2451, extension 2292.