Victim fights off man attempting to steal cell phone

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sdsu crimeSAN DIEGO – A man tried to steal another man’s cell phone near San Diego State University, but the intended victim decked the would-be robber and ran off, police said.

The suspect approached the intended victim on Montezuma Road near 63rd Street and demanded his phone at about 3:10 a.m., according to university police.

However, the victim struck the suspect and knocked him to the ground, police said. The assailant ran away, and the suspect fled empty-handed north on 63rd Street, police said.

Police described the suspect as black, 20-25 years old, and 6 feet 2 with a medium build and facial hair. He was wearing black pants and a gray SDSU hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000, or email police@mail.sdsu.edu.

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