Timely Warning

Published: September 15th, 2018

Category: Timely Warning-Gainesville

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:

An armed robbery at Domino’s Pizza, 3581 SW Archer Rd, was reported to Gainesville Police on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 6:06 AM.

The suspect was armed with a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was described as an unknown race, male, 6’0”, average build, wearing all black, hoodie, white and black shoes. Suspect last seen running south toward Kohl’s on SW 34th St. Gainesville Police were unable to locate the suspect and have cleared the area.

Anyone with information about the incident or who may know the suspects 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 firmly believes that crime is never the fault of the victim. These general safety tips are provided in an effort to assist members of the UF community.

Report criminal incident and suspicious activities/individuals immediately to law enforcement by calling 9-1-1.

If you are using a ride service such as Uber or Lyft, ensure you verify who your driver is before getting into the vehicle.

If at all possible, walk and/or stay with known acquaintances until you arrive safely home.

Avoid walking alone if at all possible.

Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. This is particularly true if you are wearing headphones and may not be able to hear someone near or behind you.

If someone bothers you, don’t be embarrassed to attract attention to yourself. Yell!

Stay in well-lighted areas, away from alleys, bushes, and entryways.

If a driver stops to ask directions, avoid getting close to the individual or vehicle

If a vehicle 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.

Always try to let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.

For immediate life-safety concerns dial 9-1-1. This is an automated UF Alert system message. This email account is not actively monitored for replies.

– UF students, faculty and staff can update their contact information or subscription preferences at http://ufl.to/editufalert.
– UF Health staff can update their contact information and subscription preferences at http://ufl.to/editufalertshands.
– Learn more about UF Alert, including FAQs at https://ufalert.ufl.edu/ .
– Download the GatorSafe app on your mobile device at http://ufl.to/gatorsafe.

Non-Emergency Contact Numbers:
– UF Police Department: 352-392-1111 (UF Alert-Gainesville)
– UF Health Shands Hospital Contact Center: 352-265-0111 (UF Alert-Shands)

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