A group of men attempted to pull a woman into a car early Sunday on the San Diego State University campus, but she was able to escape.

The woman, a SDSU student, was walking home shortly after 12:30 a.m. and dropped her phone in the the vicinity of 55th Street and Aztec Walk, according to a university police statement.

One of six men inside a nearby gold or silver Toyota Camry with a sunroof got out and picked up the phone before its owner could retrieve it, police said. The suspects sped off, but returned after a few minutes.

The car’s occupants offered to give the woman’s phone back, but as she approached them, one attempted to pull her into the car, according to the police statement.

The woman managed to escape with her phone and called for help, police said. She was not injured.

Police described two of the suspects as black men. One was 5 feet 7 to 6 feet tall with a slender build and black curly hair, and was wearing khaki pants with visible camouflage boxer shorts. He was not wearing a shirt and had several tattoos on his chest and arms. The other was wearing a flannel shirt. A description of the other four men was not available.

Police asked anyone with additional information to contact them at (619) 594-7874 or (619) 594-1991 or via email at police@mail.sdsu.edu. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at (619) 235-8477.

— City News Service

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