Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred last night, August 26, 2017, in Isla Vista. At approximately 11:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies contacted a distraught female walking in the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive. The 19-year-old UCSB student stated that at approximately 10:45 p.m., she was walking alone in the area of Fortuna Rd. and Camino Corto when she was grabbed by a tall, Hispanic male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark blue jeans. The suspect demanded money and told her he had a knife, although no weapon was seen. The suspect held onto the victim’s arm as she turned to run, dislocating her finger.
Anyone who has information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Isla Vista Foot Patrol at 805-681-4179.
The Isla Vista Foot Patrol wants to take this opportunity to remind residents to be alert and aware of their surroundings and also to avoid walking alone if possible. You can request a UCSB Community Service Officer (CSO) safety escort when walking to and from campus and Isla Vista locations by calling (805) 893-2000 or by using the emergency phones located throughout the UCSB Campus. For more information go to http://www.police.ucsb.edu/
The Isla Vista Foot Patrol also wants to remind residents that if they are the victim of a crime, to call 911 immediately.