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Two more frightening crimes at San Diego State

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Students at SDSU are watching their backs Friday after two more frightening crimes were reported in the College Area.

On Thursday night, a woman in an off-campus neighborhood told police she was walking alone near 55th and Mary Lane Drive when two men in ski masks approached her on foot. They reportedly grabbed her arm and demanded her cell phone. After telling them she didn't have one, they ran away.

About 30 minutes later, less than a half-mile away, campus police received two separate calls from 55th and Pennington. One caller said someone knocked on her door, and when she didn't answer, a man tried to open her balcony door.

"We want everyone in our community to feel safe, and we'll be doing what we can to make sure that we're out there," SDSU police Capt. Lamine Secka said.

The campus police department is re-routing patrols and setting up more portable lights. They're also urging people to walk in groups, call for a free escort or sign up for a free course they offer called RAD -- rape aggression defense.

"We want to make sure that if there are things they can do to reduce the risks, that they're doing that," Secka said.

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