2 Arrested After 3 USC Students Are Robbed Near Campus

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Authorities have arrested two people after three University of Southern California students were robbed while talking on their cell phones near campus.

The unidentified suspects, who were taken into custody in Hollywood, were in possession of property possibly taken during the crimes, Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph of the Media Relations office said.

A gun was also recovered, KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.

The robberies took place Monday night in the North University Park area just north of the school, USC Department of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle said.

In each of the three incidents, a male student was walking alone when he was accosted by the suspects. Some of the suspects were armed with metal bars, and one may have had a handgun in his waistband, Carlisle said.

The first crime occurred shortly after 9 p.m. in the 2700 block of Ellendale Place; the second a few minutes later in the 1100 block of West 29th Street; and the third a few minutes later in the 2700 block of Hoover Street, Carlisle said.

Anyone with more information was asked to call campus police at (213) 740-6000, or the LAPD Southwest Station, (213) 485-2582.

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  1. ILLEGALS says:

    Good thing nobody got hurt.

    1. Saber 1 says:

      You can’t guess the race? In the middle of Africa, a major University is developed. Who in there right minds built this place there? It was a cess pool even back when it was built.

  2. Really says:

    How about names or descriptions of suspects? C’mon, CBS. Don’t be like the L.A. times with this politically correct BS. Inquiring minds want to know.

    1. Trojan Lady says:

      According to the USC Crime Alert I received via e-mail, the suspects were 2 or 3 Hispanic males, and one African American male.

      1. Really says:

        No surprise.

      2. Perturbed_Redneck says:

        It wasn’t an African American. It was an American of African descent.

    2. Really, Really? says:

      Names of suspects?!?! HAHAHAHAHAHA

      1. Really says:

        Yes. If you read the article, it said “authorities made several arrests…” albeit some may have been just detained for questioning. Do you not think the authorities got their names, idiot?

        The point being….YOU DON’T READ.

    3. sickofit says:

      As if you can’t guess THAT one

    4. Saber 1 says:

      You can’t guess the race? In the middle of Africa, a major University is developed. Who in there right minds built this place there? It was a cess pool even back when it was built.

  3. luis says:

    too much time on your hands ILLEGALS

  4. Trojan Lady says:

    According to the USC Crime Alert, the suspects were 2 or 3 Hispanic males, and one African American male.

  5. ILLEGALS says:

    Now the fear comes after every robbery/burglary is the fact that the suspects have their wallets, cell phones, & car/house keys, anything is possible beyond this point.

  6. ILLEGALS says:

    Now the fear comes after every robbery/burglary is the fact that the suspects have their wallets, cell phones, & car/house keys, anything is possible beyond this point…

  7. LAGAY says:

    Luis, are you one of them? probably!

    1. g says:

      and your gay from l.a.

      1. LAHAPPY says:

        How did u figure this one out?
        Actually I’m not…he he

    2. Luis says:

      Nope. I’m actually a grad student at USC. Thanks for taking an interest in me, LAGAY.

      Sincerely,
      Luis

  8. sixxx says:

    USC = University of South Central

  9. Jazz says:

    For those who want the names and descriptions of the suspects there is something that you should know.

    The media is only authorized to post or announce the suspect’s name or description when they are at large. However, once a suspect is in custody they should not disclose their names or descriptions. When they do the defense attorneys file a motion to dismiss or change of venue claiming that the defendant cannot get a fair trial because the information on in the news was very prejudicial.

    And guess what? The judge will grant it. Remember defendants are innocent until proven guilty. It doesn’t matter if the defendant is caught red handed because they can alway claim that they did not have the requisite mental capacity or intent to commit the crime according to the law.

    Inquiring minds are what help get criminals back on the streets. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

    1. Marcus says:

      It’s not that easy to get a change of venue. Think of how many truly high-profile cases have been tried locally after that motion has been denied. Publicizing the names of 3 generic thugs doesn’t prejudice anyone, and every judge knows that. The justice system is not as portrayed on TV.

  10. Paul Smith says:

    Efforts to bridge the Sociological gap between the U.S.C .campus and the surrounding community has failed through the years. I,being a 1976 graduate in the M.S.W program was hired as a Field Work instructor,on Campus, to teach students in the Program how to reach out to the Community,and more positive relationships. But, these efforts were short lived because of the limited funding from the National Institute of Mental Health. The Program ended.I,m not aware of any subsequent endeavors.

  11. drozone69 says:

    If I said it once I will say it 1000 timers.These guys can only stand in front of Home Depot for so long until they realize Whitey is outnumbered.We as Angelinos know what a third world cess pool that area is.So we Know it is Hispanics.This is why they never print the names or racial description of attacks/robberys against Americans.if all organized media did.It would be eye opening and obvious that we are minorities and fair game to illegals in our forfathers nation.Sad But true.

    1. jaided says:

      u must be native american and forfathers is the name of ur indian tribe chief.

  12. Rick says:

    The gangsters are always armed & it seems there is a trend in recent news with outnumbered attacks. This shows how tough they truly are.
    I remember an old right that gives true Americans the ability to arm themselves. It looks like we have to fight FIRE with FIRE!
    The only way these gangsters will think twice is if people start blowing these gangsters out of their FUC*&%$ shoes. An eye for an eye.

  13. geeM says:

    Good, Catch crooks, throw them in jail.

  14. suzanne says:

    I live in echo park for all of my life,and unfortunately even if you were not a gangster people thought that if you are hispanic ‘you are a gang member’ not every hispanic that combs there hair back or has some unique eyeliner on her face is thinking of robbing the next person it seems to me that they may be persons who need money for drugs (fast money) cause when you live by a college/university everyone knows students struggle and they are violent they maybe persons 18-26 at that age drug addicts are violent and have no remorse.

  15. KKM says:

    ACTUALLY- i was hurt— he punched me in the face and knocked me to the ground… no gun that i saw. nut i def punched him in the back on the head…(before he punched me) STOLE my iPhone4 and was caught hours later TAKE THAT F-ER

  16. Lou says:

    Even monety they were black, 100-1 jewish, 50-1 asian 2-1 hispanic, place your bets.

  17. Hector Luna says:

    For all your FOOLS i attent CU BOULDER in boulder colorado and all the crimes that occur here , the suspects are always WHITE/CAUCASION. it just demographics pinche pendejos!!

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