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CRIME ALERT BULLETIN
The purpose of crime alert bulletins is to inform the USF St. Petersburg community of incidents or activities occurring in the community that may pose a threat to their safety and security.
OCCURRED OFF CAMPUS:8th AVENUE SOUTH and 3rd STREET SOUTH near URL
On Wednesday, 5/21/08 at approximately 5:40 PM a USF student was returning to his car parked off campus on 8th Avenue South near the University Research Lab. A white male lying on the grass near a bicycle requested assistance. When the student approached the subject displayed a small hand gun and demanded his wallet. He threw down his wallet and book bag and fled the scene. USF Police Officers assisted St. Petersburg Police in the search for the suspect. There was a second white male who may have been with the subject but did not participate in the robbery. USF Police recovered the book bag near the Poynter Institute. The subject is described as a white male approximately 5’7’’, thin build with a European accent. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket and bicycle gloves with the fingers exposed. He fled on the bicycle traveling south on 3rd Street South. The incident was handled by the St. Petersburg Police Department, report #08-029502.
Persons having information about ANY criminal incidents or who see ANY suspicious activity on campus are encouraged to IMMEDIATELY contact the University Police at 553-4140.This alert is made public in compliance with the Jeanne Clery (Campus Security) Act.