By Cherae Hunt |Asst. News Editor|
University Village, CSUSB campus dormitories, had two attempted break-ins, on Nov. 4 and 6.
The suspect was a tall, black male adult with short, curly hair and was last seen wearing dark colored shorts and a plaid red short-sleeve shirt, according to CSUSB campus police.
The adult male knocked at the front door of female residents and stated that he needed to gain entry into their rooms due to alleged apartment maintenance and repairs, according to a campus safety alert.
Campus police have also increased patrols and students say they’re definitely on alert according to ABC news.
“I work around the corner so I’m constantly walking around this neighborhood so I do definitely carry pepper spray and a stun gun with me. I’m just extra cautions now,” said CSUSB student Victoria Wyatt.
Officers also reminded students that all resident assistants are required to wear a metal name badge.
“I feel afraid walking by myself at night and definitely carry pepper spray,” said student Elizabeth Meza.
I also feel like I can’t even be polite and hold the lobby doors open anymore because I don’t know who I am letting in,” continued Meza.
All residents are asked to be cautious of any unknown or suspicious persons near or around their apartments.
Students are also advised not to open their apartment doors if they do not recognize the person, according to the safety alert.
Police advise students to walk in groups or call the campus police escort service at (909) 537-5165 to walk with them to their cars or campus housing.