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Police search for three suspects in robbery assault

by Steven Felschundneff | steven@claremont-courier.com

A woman was assaulted and robbed Saturday night at Dartmouth Avenue and Ninth Street adjacent to Claremont Graduate University.

At 8:43 p.m. a 22-year-old female college student was walking on Dartmouth near Ninth when a dark-colored sedan approached and three suspects exited the vehicle. The suspects came upon her from behind and allegedly robbed her of a phone and a laptop bag. One male suspect tried to take the bag and when she resisted he struck her in the face, according to Claremont Police.

The victim was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention

The suspects are described as Black males, one is six feet tall and another a bit shorter, there was no additional description of the third suspect. The suspect vehicle was last seen headed south on Dartmouth.

Claremont residents, Jessi and Mike Kreivis, were on an evening walk in the area when they heard a woman screaming. At first they thought it might just be some young people fooling around but soon realized the woman was in trouble. As they turned the corner they saw the three males returning to the vehicle and the woman lying in the street. The car then sped down Dartmouth, turning right on Eighth Street.

There was an event happening adjacent to Honnold Mudd Library, and several people came to render aid. Mr. and Ms. Kreivis went to campus safety, which is less than a block away, to provide a witness account.

“It was just a terrible experience, and I feel so terrible for that girl,” Ms. Kreivis said. I feel unsafe all of a sudden.”

Claremont police are handling the investigation and ask anyone with information to call 909-399-5411.

 

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