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Cell Phone Robber Punches Cal Poly Students, Flees

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Two students at Cal Poly Pomona reportedly had their cell phones stolen on two separate occasions after a guy walked up to them, punched them in the face and ran. According to the school's website, the first incident happened on April 30. A young white man approached a student who was walking across a field on campus and asked to use his phone. When the student handed it over, the suspect punched him and fled.

Then on May 3, a student walking through an on-campus parking lot towards a bus stop was approached by a man who meets the same description. The man simply asked to see the student's phone, then proceeded to hit him and take off.

The suspect is described as in his 20s, about 5-foot-9, with a thin build and blond hair. KTLA reports that officials don't think he's a student at the school.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the University Police Department at (909) 869-3113.

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