UCF Crime Awareness: Off-Campus Armed Robbery

Posted April 14, 2015

UCF Police alerts you to a crime near campus and reminds you of a few simple ways to keep yourself safe. 
Around 11 p.m. yesterday, a victim was riding her bike along the Little Econ Greenway trail near Blanchard Park. She was approached by three suspects, one of whom had a gun, and robbed of her bike and other belongings. She was physically unharmed. 
The woman described the suspects as three men in their 20s. Two were black males between 5’9 and 5’11, both with short dark hair and dark jackets, and one was a white male between 5’5 and 5’7 with light hair and a dark hoodie. The two black males were on bikes, and the white male was riding an electric scooter.  
The incident is being investigated by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, which asks that any information be reported to Central Florida CrimeLine by calling 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). 
When possible, we encourage you to avoid walking at night by yourself. Walk in groups and without distractions. Keep your cell phone and car keys handy so you can reach them quickly. 
Students, faculty and staff on campus who would like a campus escort during nighttime hours are encouraged to call the Safe Escort Patrol Service offered for free by UCF Police. Rides and walking buddies can be arranged between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday by calling 407-823-2424. Those seeking a safe escort after 1 a.m. or on weekends should call 407-823-5555, and an officer will be dispatched if one is available. 
Always be aware of activity that looks suspicious and report it to UCF Police by calling 407-823-5555.