Police seek suspect in attempted robbery near Cal Poly

newsroom@thetribunenews.comSeptember 21, 2013 

Authorities are looking for a suspect who punched and tried to rob a Cal Poly student who was walking near Poly Canyon Village on Saturday afternoon.

The victim called Cal Poly University police at about 12:50 p.m. to report the attempted robbery, according to a police news release. The victim said he was walking alone along a pedestrian walkway between Village Drive and Poly Canyon Village when a male approached and punched him in the face twice, demanding money and any valuables.

The victim defended himself, according to the release, and the suspect ran away. The victim received minor injuries.

University police, San Luis Obispo police and the California Highway Patrol searched the area by foot, vehicle and helicopter on Saturday afternoon but did not find the suspect by evening.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male, about 20 years old, 6 feet 1 inches tall, 175 pounds with an athletic build, short black hair, and wearing a gray and black beanie and dark maroon hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cal Poly police at 805-756-2281.

Anonymous tips or information can be texted to calpoly@tipnow.org or given to San Luis Obispo Crime Stoppers by calling 805-549-STOP (7867).

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