UCSB police arrested a suspect in an attempted strong-arm robbery on Monday outside the Santa Catalina Residence Hall.
Fernando Arroyo, 30, was arrested about 3:20 p.m. as a suspect in the robbery, which occurred at midnight near the hall’s bike racks.
Police say a man tried to take personal items belonging to the victim. After a brief struggle and without any of the victim’s property, the suspect was seen running eastbound on El Colegio Road.
The victim provided a description of the suspect, who was observed loitering Monday afternoon by the Student Resource Building on campus.
He was apprehended and placed under arrest on charges of felony attempt strong-arm robbery and battery on a person.