WEATHER »

Armed Robbery in Isla Vista

Suspect with Handgun Steals Cell Phones and Wallets


UCSB Police Chief Dustin Olson sent an email to members of the campus and Isla Vista communities on Saturday warning them of an armed robbery that occurred in I.V. Friday night.

According to Olson, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to El Colegio Road at around 10 p.m. and spoke with two male victims who said they were walking home from Sabado Tarde when they were confronted by an armed man. He was described as a Hispanic male in his twenties, wearing a black beanie, blue rain jacket, dark shirt, and black baggy jeans.

The suspect reportedly pointed a gun at the victims and demanded they lay on the ground before he took their cell phones and wallets. The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction. Authorities have not identified the suspect but continue to investigate the incident.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Sansum Clinic Offers New Way to Access Medical Data

iPhone app can organize multiple records, results, notifications.

Santa Barbara Gives! Features 55 Nonprofits

Community members are invited to donate to their favorite causes via SBGives.org.

Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

She was struck Friday morning near Olive Mill Road.

La Cumbre Sears Set for Closure

Liquidation sale begins this week.

City Council Approves Fee Allocation for Branch Libraries

The topic goes next to potential Goleta branch library cities.