June 28, 2016
CERRITOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Strong Armed Robbery
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.
- 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
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- 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.