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UCSF Police Report Attempted Robbery and Battery at Mount Zion,

UCSF Police are investigating an attempted robbery and battery in front of UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion as well as three incidents of malicious graffiti related to animal research at UCSF Mission Bay. The attempted robbery and battery occurred on Jan. 10, 2008, at approximately 12:20 a.m. when a male UCSF Medical Center employee was standing outside in front of the medical center, 1600 Divisadero St., was approached by four unknown females. Two of the females demanded the employee's money, but were told he had none. The two females then began to beat the victim with their fists and immediately fled the scene to their nearby vehicle. All four females were last seen driving away in a red, four-door vehicle described as boxy-looking. The first suspect is described as a black female adult, standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing a black, puffy-style jacket. The second suspect is described as white female adult, standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and also wearing a black, puffy-style jacket. The other two females standing by while the attack occurred were described as being a white female adult and a black female adult both standing approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact UCSF Police Investigations at 415476-6890. UCSF Police remind the campus community that suspects look for crimes of opportunity. Among the personal safety measures that can be followed to minimize the chances of becoming a victim are:
  • 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 alone.
  • Do not stop in response to conversation starters (e.g. asking for time or directions).
  • If you feel you are being followed, go into an open business and ask for help.
  • Keep emergency numbers pre-programmed in your cell phone (911, 476-1414).
  • If you are faced with demands for your money or property, especially from an armed subject, comply with their demands for the sake of your safety.
The campus community can help fight crime by reporting suspicious activity to UCSF PD at 415/476-1414 or 9-911 for in-progress event. Graffitti at Mission Bay UCSF Police are investigating three incidents of grafitti at Rock Hall at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. The first incident, when graffiti messages were written on a third-floor bathroom stall, was discovered on Dec.14, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. A second incident, when graffiti messages were written on a second-floor bathroom wall, was discovered on Jan. 2, 2008 at 1 p.m. The third incident was reported to UCSF Police on Jan. 3, 2008. A package delivered by UPS had been found unattended outside a first-floor laboratory room on Dec. 24, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. The package had a graffiti message written on top of it. All of the graffiti messages made references opposing animal research. UCSF Police remind the campus community that these incidents can be prevented. Preventive measures include:
  • Report all suspicious persons immediately to UCSF Police at 9-911.
  • Ensure that all personnel wear their UCSF Identification Card.
  • Ensure that all animal care areas are locked down.
  • Do not leave deliveries unattended in common hallways.
  • Do not touch any suspicious packages, and report them immediately to UCSF Police at 9-911.
  • Report all suspicious inquiries about animal research or where research facilities are located to UCSF Police immediately at 9-911.
  • Report suspicious people loitering around animal care facilities taking photographs of the area immediately to UCSF Police at 9-911.
Anyone with information that may be related to these incidents should contact the UCSF Police Department.