SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -- Deputies said a 31-year old woman was the victim of a strong arm robbery near the University of California Santa Barbara campus.
It happened along the 6700 block of El Colegio in front of an apartment complex. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies said the woman was listening to music on her iPhone on her way to the UCSB campus when someone came up behind her and grabbed her and dragged her to her knees.
Officers said the suspect took the woman's cell phone and ran off into a nearby field. A witness in the apartment heard the woman scream and ran to help her. Deputies arrived on scene to search the area but didn't find the suspect.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 18-24 years old with a dark complexion who is about 5'8'' and stocky with thick black hair. Deputies said the suspect was wearing a black or gray hoodie and dark jeans.
The victim had minor injuries and was treated on scene by a paramedic.
Anyone with information is asked to call 805-681-4148