On Friday, April 27, 2012, at approximately 7:24 p.m. UCPD received a report of a strong arm robbery which had occurred 20 minutes earlier on the Grinelle Pathway. The victim, a 21 year old male affiliate, was talking on his cell phone while walking westbound on the pathway. The victim saw two men loitering against barrier poles near the Life Sciences Addition loading dock. After the victim passed the two men they started to follow him. Suspect #1 came up beside the victim and pushed him to the ground. Suspect #1 took the victim’s cell phone and fled west on the pathway. Suspect #2 lingered for a moment and then also fled west on the pathway. The victim was not injured during the encounter.
The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1 – A Black male in his mid 20s, 6’00” in height, approximately 190 lbs., with black hair, wearing a baseball cap, dark jacket and baggy blue jeans.
Suspect #2 – A Black male, 20 years of age, 6’02” in height, approximately 180 lbs., wearing a baseball cap, short sleeve polo shirt with white and pink horizontal stripes and a black backpack.