CSUN, UCLA Police Issue Warnings of On-Campus Crimes

The attacks are not related

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    A man entered a student's dorm room, groped her then stole her wallet, campus say. It was the latest in a string of dorm-centered crime on the Northridge campus. Jane Yamamoto reports from Cal State Northridge for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2013.

    Students at two Southern California universities were warned this week about crimes on their campuses, including an attempted sexual assault and a dorm break-in.

    A female student at Cal State Northridge awoke Saturday morning to a man standing over her, touching her bare leg, campus police said.

    The intruder – described as a black male, about 25 years old with a scar on his chin – grabbed the victim’s wallet and several documents before running from the dorm room, CSUN police said.

    The incident happened between 8 and 9 a.m. on the third floor of the University Park Apartments, police said.

    SoCal Universities Warn of On-Campus Crimes

    [LA] SoCal Universities Warn of On-Campus Crimes
    A man is suspected of trying to sexually assault a student at UCLA and another man is suspected of breaking into a CSUN dorm, groping a female student then stealing her wallet. The crimes are not related but have both universities alerting their students. Jane Yamamoto reports from Cal State Northridge for the NBC4 News at 8 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2013.

    It was unclear how the intruder, pictured in a sketch below, entered the dorm.

    He is described as about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with short black hair, dark-colored eyes and a thin, athletic build. He was last seen wearing a red Adidas hooded sweatshirt with white lettering and light-colored blue jeans.

    Anyone with information in that case is urged to call CSUN police at 818-677-TIPS (8477), and callers can remain anonymous.

    Across the city at UCLA, two female students were attacked allegedly by the same man early Friday.

    In the first instance at Rieber Hall, a man grabbed a woman from behind and attempted to sexually assault her, UCLA police said. Two witnesses broke up the attack and the man fled.

    As he ran away, he is believed to have grabbed a second woman’s buttocks near another residence hall, police said.

    Surveillance cameras captured the suspected attacker, who is described as a white male in his early 20s with short brown hair and a thin moustache. He is believed to be between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing about 180 to 200 pounds.

    He was seen wearing a blue tank top, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

    Anyone who recognizes the alleged UCLA attacker is urged to call campus police at 310-825-1491, or report their tip anonymously by calling 310-794-5824.

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