UCLA Students Targeted by Peeping Toms

The two off-campus incidents occurred approximately two hours apart Monday night.

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    Students pass the bronze statue of their campus mascot, The Bruin, a California grizzly bear.

    The UCLA community is on alert after multiple students reported that their privacy was compromised because of peeping toms, campus police said.

    The two off-campus incidents occurred approximately two hours apart Monday night.

    According to UCLA Police, a female student was showering at her apartment at 10960 Roebling Ave. around 11:40 p.m. when she noticed a strange man holding a cellphone through the blinds of her bathroom window. When she noticed him, the peeping tom fled the area.

    Less than two hours later, a witness told police she saw a man looking into apartment windows at 400 Kelton Ave. UCLA Police arrested the suspect shortly thereafter on suspicion of invasion of privacy.

    The two incidents occurred less than a mile apart, but UCLA Police believe the suspects are two separate offenders.

    Police are looking for the man involved in the earlier crime. He has been described as a white male, 5-foot-10-inches, with a slim build and short hair. At the time of the offense, the suspect was wearing a black hat and sweater with grey pants.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the UCLA Police Department at 310-825-1491. 

    This incident comes just two months after female students reported a peeping tom peering over shower stalls on the UCLA campus.