A male student was assaulted and robbed in Cal Poly’s H-12 parking lot Sunday around 11:45 p.m. The suspects are unknown, but were reported to be three males between the ages of 22 and 27 and dressed in black sweatshirts.
The first suspect was reported to be around 6 feet tall with brown scruff facial hair, wearing black sweat jogger pants, a black hoodie and black fleece gloves. The second suspect was reported to be 5 feet 10 inches with a tan complexion, wearing a black jacket or sweatshirt and fleece gloves. The third suspect was 6 feet 3 inches with a blond goatee, wearing a black jacket or sweatshirt and fleece gloves.
University Police Department (UPD) sent out a Timely Warning Crime Bulletin Monday in a campuswide email to Cal Poly due to violations of the Jeanne Clery Act. This is a protection law addressing policies of crime security to campuses. The purpose was to inform community members and prevent further crime.
The case is currently under investigation by UPD and no further information can be provided, according to university spokesperson Matt Lazier.
Cal Poly has a relatively low crime rate and safe environment, Lazier said.
“Violent crimes of this nature very rarely occur on our campus, as a result of the diligent work of UPD and the entire campus community. Despite the campus’s best efforts, crime still sometimes does occur, and those rare instances remind all of us to take personal safety measures and responsibility for our own safety,” Lazier said.
UPD said students should not walk alone in the dark and should be aware of their surroundings, especially at night.
UPD or Crime Stoppers can be contacted to report any information related to this incident.