The Gainesville Police Department is currently investigating a Strong Armed Robbery. The robbery occurred at 635 SW 11th Lane. The suspects in the crime are three black males approximately 18 years of age. One of the suspects was wearing a brown hoodie with blue shorts. One of the suspects was armed with an orange box cutter. The suspects fled the area south towards SW 16th Avenue in what appeared to be a blue Ford Taurus.
11-17-13: The following information was reported to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) and is being distributed to the campus community due to the crime’s close proximity to the University of Florida campus:
The GPD is currently investigating an attempted sexual battery that took place early Monday evening at the 100 block of NW 10th Street. According to information provided by the GPD, a female resident called 9-1-1 and reported that she had been approached by a man who had stepped out of nearby shrubbery. As the man approached the female resident he attempted to grab her. The female was able to strike the suspect and move away while her friend called the police. The suspect fled the scene on foot. A search perimeter was established by the GPD however, the suspect was not located. The GPD will release any further information pertaining to this incident.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’5-7” tall and 25 years of age, with short hair, a “square” shaped face, and wearing grey sweatpants and a black sweatshirt.
Anyone with information about the incident or who may know the man’s identity is asked to call the Gainesville Police Department at 352.955.1818 or text keyword GPDFL plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 352.372.STOP (7867).
The UFPD would also like to remind everyone of these basic safety considerations:
Avoid walking alone. On campus, use the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP), a safe campus escort service by calling 352.392.7627 (SNAP).
Stay in well-lighted areas, away from alleys, bushes, and entryways.
Walk on the side of the street facing traffic.
If a driver stops to ask directions, avoid getting close to the car.
If a car appears to be following you, turn and walk in the opposite direction. You should go to a location where other people are and get assistance. Also be sure to call police.
Don’t hitchhike and only accept rides from people you know well.
Always be alert and aware. If someone bothers you, don’t be embarrassed to attract attention to yourself. Yell!
Always try to let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
CURRENT CAMPUS/COMMUNITY SAFTEY NOTICE
The University of Florida Police Department, Gainesville Police Department, and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office reminds you to stay safe during the upcoming holiday shopping season. Black Friday kicks the season off where an estimated 89 million shoppers will take advantage of sales and spend an estimated 59 billion dollars. Cyber Monday will follow a few days later. Consumers will not have to wait in endless lines or fight for parking spaces, shopping instead from home, where they will spend in excess of one billion dollars.
Here are some tips to keep you safe while you shop for your holiday gifts.
• Don’t buy more than you can safely carry.
• If someone or something appears suspicious, please contact law enforcement by call 9-1-1 and let them investigate the individual or situation. Please call immediately and don’t delay.
• Save all your receipts and verify them against your banking statements.
• Carry your purse close to your body or your wallet in a front pants pocket.
• Have your keys in hand and ready when approaching your car.
• Don’t leave purchases visible in your vehicle windows. Lock them in the trunk.
• Have a plan in advance with shopping partners or children in case you are separated.
• Use a credit card rather than your debit card. Credit card payments can be withheld if there is a dispute and if the card is stolen you won’t be responsible for more than $50 of fraudulent charges. You cannot withhold with your debit card. Payments are made directly to the store from your account at the time of transaction and you could be liable for up to $500, depending when you report fraudulent use.
• If using a public WiFi hotspot, make sure it is secure. If not, your payment information could be compromised.
• Read the small print. You don’t want to accidentally sign up for subscriptions.
• Purchase event tickets carefully from trusted sources.
• Print your receipts and reconcile them against your credit card statement.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA FOOTBALL GAME DAY INFORMATION
As 2013 Gator Football season begins, the University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) encourages all who will be participating and sharing in these excting games on campus to review the fan intiatives, guidelines, and safety information provided by the University of Florida Athletic Association (UAA) listed below:
Fan initiatives, guidelines, and safety information for the 2013 season
Parking and Shuttle Service Information
Parking Map and Information
If you or your organization plans to work any home football game during the 2013 season, you are required to submit your personal information by clicking the following link:
Everyone who works inside Ben Hil Griffin Stadium on game day is required to submit to a background check by law enforcement prior to the issuance of a credential by the UAA. If you have any questions pertaining to requirement, please contact Lt. William Gainey at 352.273.3314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsey Thomas at 352.375.4683, ext. 6042 or email LindseyT@gators.ufl.edu .
As always, Go Gators!!
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