Timely Warning: Second Report of Man Attempting to Lure Student

A second Cypress College student has reported that a man attempted to lure her into his vehicle from a location just off campus earlier today. The incident and suspect description are similar to one on Tuesday, March 19, 2014.

One new detail that may be relevant is that both students who were accosted by the suspect are Asian females. Today’s incident took place between a pet spa and the Walgreen’s store near the intersection of Valley View Street and Lincoln Avenue as the student was walking to campus.

Here are the additional details of the incident, as presented to the Cypress College Campus Safety office on Thursday afternoon.

The student reported to Campus Safety that a white man in his 30s yelled at her, demanding that she get into his white, 2-door pickup truck. The student screamed and continued walking onto campus.

On March 19, a student said that a man driving a white, 2-door pickup truck, possibly a Toyota, attempted to lure her into his vehicle. The victim in the first case reported that the driver was white, in his late 30s or 40s, had wrinkles on his forehead and neck, and a 5 o’clock shadow. She also reported that there was a knife of some type on the vehicle’s dashboard. He was described as wearing a dirty dark-blue baseball cap and a dirty orange shirt. The incident was reported to have taken place near the Mobil gas station also at the intersection of Valley View and Lincoln.

Students and employees are reminded that suspicious activity should be reported to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. Additionally, students are reminded that Campus Safety can be reached 24-7 at (714) 484-7387, and that it is important to program that number into their mobile phones for quick access. Students are also encouraged to sign up for text messaging notifications in the myGateway portal by logging in at http://mg.nocccd.edu.

Cypress College issues Timely Warnings in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act. For more information, visit Campus Safety.