Robbery on first day of school at San Diego State

Posted at 10:39 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 02:31:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police are searching for two men believed to be involved in a robbery at San Diego State University Monday night. 

The robbery happened at 6:42 p.m. near the intersection of Lindeo Paseo and College Avenue. At this point it is unclear if the victim was a student or a community member. 

The victim told police they were pushed by one of the suspects while walking on the sidewalk. That same suspect then took their cell phone. Both men were last seen walking southbound on College Avenue. 

The victim described the suspects as follows: 

  1. The first suspect is described as a black, adult man standing at about 6’ 2” He is thin and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with black jogging pants.
  2. The second suspect is described as a black, adult man standing at about 5’ 7” He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and gray jogging pants.
University Police and SDPD are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to reference University Police incident #18-08270039 when calling UPD at (619) 594-1991 or SDPD at (619) 531-2000. 
UPD suggested that the community follow this safety protocol:
  • Add the University Police Department to your contacts (619-594-1991) and contact immediately if you see anything suspicious. 
  • Attempt to walk on well-lit streets and avoid isolated areas, alleys, vacant lots, and construction sites. 
  • When possible, avoid flashing personal belongings, such as cell phones, while walking at night. 

Visit to learn more about the University Police Department’s free safety training programs.