Police are investigating a robbery of a UCSF employee near the Mission Bay campus this week.
According to the police report, the employee was accosted around 9:30 a.m. Monday while walking to the campus. The assailant simulated a weapon and threatened the employee before stealing a laptop computer, police said.
The victim was not harmed during the incident.
Police described the suspect as a black male, 6 feet 3 inches tall and about 20 years old, with a slender build, short curly hair and wearing a black hooded sweater and black jeans.
UCSF Police Chief Pamela Roskowski reminds the campus community to always take the following precautions:
- Do not leave doors to buildings propped open.
- Prevent tailgating by closing all doors and gates behind you when entering or leaving.
- Be vigilant of suspicious persons. Call UCSF PD if a suspicious person is seen loitering on campus.
- Travel in groups whenever possible, especially at night.
- Avoid poorly lit or deserted areas when walking at night.
- Make use of the shuttle and escort services.
- Stay alert to your surroundings; avoid headphone and cell phone use when walking or waiting alone.
- If you are walking to your car, keep your car keys easily accessible, preferably in your hand.
- If you feel you are being followed, go into an open business and ask for help.
- Keep emergency numbers pre-programmed into your cellphone.
- If you are faced with demands for your money or property, especially from an armed subject, comply with their demands in the interest of your safety.
Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to contact the San Francisco Police Department at 415/553-0123, and reference case number 120 662 259.