Community Alert: Attempted Attack Off Campus

Posted March 19, 2015

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the UCF community’s help to identify a man suspected of an attack near campus Wednesday.

A woman who walking near Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard around 1 a.m. was attacked in what detectives believe was an attempted sexual battery. The suspect fled the scene after the woman screamed for help.

The man is described as white, tall and thin with brown hair, a full beard and between 20 and 30 years old.

A composite sketch released by the sheriff’s office can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1FF5rtA.

If you have any information about Wednesday morning’s incident, call CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS.

The UCF Police Department continues to work with neighboring law enforcement agencies to keep the area near campus safe and to ensure that you are informed about off-campus crime.

We ask that you help us by being mindful of your safety whether on campus or off.

Always be aware of your surroundings. Follow the buddy system—especially at night—and always look out for your friends.

Never be afraid to call for help if you fear for your safety or see a situation that’s out of control.

Remain vigilant about your safety, and dial 911 immediately if you see suspicious activity.