This photograph of the theft suspect was released by UCSF PD.
On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at approximately 10:50 a.m., a UCSF employee observed a suspect remove her purse from a cubby on the fourth floor of the Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center at 1675 Owens Street.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, in his 30s, with bruised knuckles, wearing an orange shirt, brown boots and blue jeans. The suspect was last seen exiting the Community Center walking westbound towards the Gladstone Institutes building.
Employees, staff, and students are asked to report any suspicious persons or circumstances to UCSF PD immediately and to dial 9-911 in the case of an emergency.
Help fight crime by reporting suspicious activity to UCSF PD immediately. For emergency or in-progress events, dial 9-911 when using on-campus land lines and 415/476-6911 when using cell phones. For non-emergency calls, please dial 415/476-1414.
As a reminder, the UCSF Police Department offers personal safety advice.
Suspects look for crimes of opportunity and certain personal safety measures can be followed to minimize your chances of becoming a victim. These are:
- 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 cell phone.
- 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.