A campuswide alert email on Wednesday, notified the community to a recent “strong arm robbery” at the Circle K store on D Street.
The robbery cited in the email actually took place on Feb. 21 –not on Tuesday night as the La Verne email had indicated.
As for the Feb. 21 robbery at Circle K, the victim, a female student accompanied by a man, was approached by an unknown male suspect in the store’s parking lot.
The man stole her iPad, fleeing the scene immediately after – and was still at large as of this week, said the La Verne Police Department. The suspect used a “strong arm.”
“That means he didn’t have a weapon, per say, like a knife or a gun,” said Monica Schusse, the LVPD officer on duty the night of the robbery. “He just grabbed it out of her hands, kind of struggled over it.”
Schusse said Circle K only has cameras inside the store. She also said the robbery was an isolated incident.
“Nothing recent, nothing since then,” she said. To help prevent incidents like this, Schusse said students to walk in groups and be aware of their surroundings.
–Giovanna Z. Rinaldo