La Verne woman mugged for phone

Campus Safety is encouraging the University community to take precautions when walking and talking on a cell phone after a “snatch and grab” robbery Tuesday afternoon.

The woman was walking and talking on her cell phone on the northeast corner of First and E streets when the suspect ran up from behind her, grabbed the phone from her hand and escaped in a white car, Senior Director of University Safety Operations Jim Miyashiro said in an email alert.

He reminded the community to protect themselves from these situations by putting the phone back into their pocket and installing an app to track their phone if it is stolen.

Anyone who has information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Campus Safety at 909-448-4960 or the La Verne Police Department at 909-596-1913.

—Emily Lau

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