University police officers searched for a bike theft suspect today who pushed a bike over the wall at the University Village.
The man ran away, abandoning his vehicle, when a police officer approached.
The man appeared to be in his late 30s or early 40s, white, balding, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and with a muscular build. He was missing a front tooth.
The suspect was wearing Dickie-style pants and a plaid jacket, which he removed and left at the scene. He also had a holster and a security badge on his belt, and police found a BB gun in his red Ford minivan, which was parked in the visitor lot near the Temple Avenue exit.
Members of the campus community should be alert and take precautions. Police say the suspect has not directly threatened anyone but fled when confronted.
University police officers were assisted by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and Pomona Police Department, as well as a canine unit.
Anyone with information that may be related to this incident should call University Police at (909) 869-3070.
- Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Report suspicious persons/activity to University Police immediately.
- Keep bikes secured with a U-Lock. Cable locks can be cut with common bolt cutters.