Timely Warning

Published: December 11th, 2019

Category: Timely Warning-Gainesville

Gainesville Police Department is working a reported Strong Arm Robbery attempt in the vicinity of SW 1
st Ave.
and SW 13th St.
The victim reported that the suspect attempted to steal her dog by grabbing it and then pushed the victim. The
suspect was unable to escape with the victim’s dog. The suspect was described as a White/Male, 6’00”, about
40 yoa, heavy build, wearing a khaki jacket, a hat, and black jeans. The suspect was last seen headed north from
the 100 block of SW 13th Street at approximately 2:15 pm today.
In the interest of public safety, the UFPD is notifying the community of this incident. Additionally, anyone with
information about the incident, was in the area at the time, 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 University of Florida firmly believes that a crime victim is never responsible for another person’s
abuse or criminal conduct. These general safety tips are provided in an effort to assist members of the UF
If you become a victim of crime, please contact law enforcement immediately by calling 9-1-1.
Immediately report any suspicious person or activity to law enforcement.
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!
Do not allow anyone to follow you in your residence as you enter.
Stay in well-lighted areas, away from alleys, bushes, or entryways.
If possible, walk with others to your destination.
If you observe any suspicious person or activity, immediately contact law enforcement by calling 9-1-1.

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