Student Robbed on Greek Row
Sophomore fine arts student, Gabrielle Mahdesian, was walking by herself to her sorority, Alpha Phi, when an unusually slow moving car stopped her in front of Delta Chi.
Mahdesian said a white car had been driving at a normal pace and then it just slammed on its breaks and the man in the passenger seat jumped out and pushed her against the wall of the fraternity house
“I actually was mostly in shock and awe," said Mahdesian. “ I had a stupid response when he said ‘give me everything.’ I said 'Are you serious?' because I was just in such shock…that’s when he pushed me against the wall with the gun in my face and said 'Yes, I’m serious.'”
After Mahdesian handed over all of her belongings, the man re-entered the vehicle and drove off while she went to the nearest house to seek assistance.
“I thought 'this doesn’t happen on the Row,' ya know. I didn’t think of this as something real.”
Mahdesian identified the two suspects to DPS. The man who robbed her was described as a 5’9” black male from 20 to 25 years of age. He had a goatee and was wearing a black hoodie, black cap, and black pants. The driver was identified as a black male wearing black jacket and a black cap.
“It has always been a USC principle to report wrongdoing promptly to the proper authorities for investigation,” according to a statement released by DPS. “We want to reinforce the personal responsibilities of all faculty, staff, students, and other members of the Trojan Family who learn about wrongdoing, whether through first-hand observation, formal complaints, informal conversations, reading student work, or otherwise.”