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UCLA Students Getting Repeatedly Robbed Near School Housing

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Last week, Cal Poly kids were getting punched for their cell phones, and now, UCLA students are being robbed as they roam the streets surrounding their school in Westwood.

According to the Daily Bruin, a total of seven robberies have been reported in the area since the beginning of April, with two of the most recent having happened within the span of an hour and a half on Friday.

First, a student walking on Midvale Avenue and Ohpir Drive at about 1:30 a.m. was approached by two suspects who allegedly grabbed her laptop and purse. Then, around 3:00 a.m., another student walking on Veteran Ave was reportedly held at gunpoint by two assailants who then took her purse.

In all seven cases reported over the past month and a half, the suspects match the same description: two black men between the ages of 24 and 30, between 5'10 and 6'2 inches and 160 to 200 pounds.

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Most of the thefts have taken place late at night or in the wee hours of the morning, between about 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. They've all been on the southwest side of campus near student housing, where Ophir Drive meets Veteran, Levering and Midvale Aves.