RCC student attacked, robbed on campus

Javier Cabrera | Asst. News Editor

UPDATE: Jim Miyashiro, police chief of Riverside City College, told Viewpoints that the four suspects are juveniles and were not RCC students. He also said the RCC student, who was attacked by the suspects, was treated for cuts and bruises at Riverside Community Hospital.

Riverside City College police responded to a strong arm robbery at 8:10 p.m. on April 29 near the Life Science building, according to an email by Police Chief Jim Miyashiro.

Chief Miyashiro said the victim of the robbery was a RCC student. He said the student was walking alone down the stairway from the Life Science building to parking lot K when four males approached him and forcefully demanded him to hand over his wallet and cell phone.

Miyashiro said the victim refused to hand over his belongings to the males and “was jumped by all of the suspects who took his wallet and cellular phone by force.”

Miyashiro said the Riverside Police Department arrested four males fitting the suspects’ description later in the night.

“Later in the night, four suspects matching the assailants’ descriptions were detained by Riverside Police Department and subsequently arrested for the attack,” he said.

Chief Miyashiro advises faculty to remind students to be vigilant, walk in groups and to be cautious of their surroundings.

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