UTEP issues two crime alerts over unrelated incidents

UTEP issues two crime alerts over unrelated incidents

POSTED: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 11:09am

UPDATED: Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 6:46pm

Alleged carjacking incident, women followed incident prompt alerts

Two separate incidents around the UTEP campus have led University police to issue two crime alerts.

The first incident was reported to El Paso PD, then to UTEP PD. Officials say that Monday afternoon, a male student walking by Mundy Park, along the 500 block of Porfirio Diaz, was approached by an unknown Hispanic male who demanded a ride or he would shoot him.

According to the student he did not see a weapon, but did give the man a ride to the intersection of Piedras and Magoffin. in central El Paso. The student added that the suspect also took the his laptop and cell phone and then ran away, westbound on Magoffin St.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 6`3 in height and weighing approximately 260 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown t-shirt, black Dickies-type pants with white tennis shoes. The suspect also had several visible tattoos all around his neck.

The second incident occured shortly before lunchtime on Tuesday, September 24th, while two female students were walking alongside Oregon Street, by the Glory Road Transit Terminal.

Officials say the women said an unidentified male started following them. They entered Miner
Village and, upon entering the complex, they turned to close the gate. The women say that's when the unidentified male pushed and kicked the gate in an attempt to open it.

The women add that the male left the area when he could not enter the property. One of the female students reported she hurt her hands as she was pushing back on the gate to lock it, hence the assault charge.

The Miner Village suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5'3 to 5'5 in height, medium build, tan complexion. He has short, dark hair last seen wearing black running pants, black hoodie, black tennis shoes (possibly "skater" shoes), with white earring "gauges" in both ear lobes.

Residents and students who may have questions or information regarding this or any other incidents are asked to contact: Detective Armando Fonseca @ 747-6639 or Detective Earl Arbogast @ 747-6236.

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