An alleged stalker on campus asked two students for their phone numbers and offered them money to meet, according to a UCSB Timely Alert on Thursday, May 16. The suspect is still at large and the UC Police Department is currently investigating the crime.

A stalker, who asked two students for their number and offered money for them to meet him, remains at large, a UCSB Timely Alert from the UCPD said. Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus.

At 7 p.m., outside the Humanities and Social Sciences Building on Monday, May 13, the suspect approached a student and asked for their cell phone number, subsequently texting them and offering money to “meet and talk,” according to the Timely Alert. The UC Police Department (UCPD) received this report on May 15.

A day later, the suspect approached another student for their number at 4 p.m. outside the Theatre and Dance West building on Tuesday, May 14, and texted them with the same offer. UCPD received this report on the same day.

According to the Timely Alert, the suspect is described to be a 25-30-year-old “Indian or Asian” adult male, measuring 6 feet tall with a “thin” build. He weighs around 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. During the incident on May 14, he wore a grey sweatshirt, black pants and a backpack.

The incidents come after another stalking incident two months ago, after an assailant unsuccessfully attempted to abduct a student on the Lagoon Trail Path on April 20. The suspect still remains at large. In 2024, there have been 11 other reported instances of stalking, according to the UCPD Daily Crime and Fire Log.

UCPD advises anyone who might have information that could aid them to contact the UCPD office at (805) 893-3446.

The Nexus will continue to report on this topic as more information becomes available.

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