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Crimes involving unidentified suspects prompts new safety precautions

Security image of suspects of a robbery in Lot K Photo credit: Esteban Mendez

Security image of suspects of a robbery in Lot K Photo credit: Esteban Mendez

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Update Wednesday, Oct. 3, 4:52 p.m., Sept. 26 was a Wednesday, not a Friday as the story previously read, Ann O’Brien was added as a source, the final sentence was also revised. The Union regrets these errors.

Two unidentified suspects in the case of a robbery that took place on Wednesday, Sept. 26, as well as an assault that followed the robbery, allegedly by one of the same suspects prompt El Camino College Police to ramp up security on campus.

A female El Camino College student was robbed on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. by two unidentified suspects, authorities said. Within hours of it happening a campus advisory was sent out informing the college of what happened as well as photos and descriptions of the suspects.

According to the Public Information Officer for El Camino College, Marc Stevens, a student reported to the El Camino College Police Department that he had been assaulted by one of the suspects shown in the photographs from the campus advisory about the robbery in Lot K.

No new information about the suspects is available because of the ongoing investigation, said Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, Ann O’Brien.

In response to these events, the El Camino College Police Department chose to increase their routine safety precautions, Stevens said.

“This includes officers patrolling the campus on foot and on bicycles,” Stevens added.

Stevens also said, “a campus watch program, similar to a neighborhood watch program, has been re-implemented,” in response to the recent crimes.

The program asks students to report anything unusual or suspicious to the police according to the Campus Watch web page.

It is unknown which of the two suspects involved in the robbery were also involved in the assault of another student, however, the Sept. 26 campus advisory included a description of both suspects.

One of the suspects is described as a black adult male, age 18 to 23, 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing approximately 130 pounds. The other suspect was described as a black adult male, age 18 to 23, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighing 160 to 170 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects can contact the El Camino College Police Department at 310-660-3100.

 

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