Timely Warning

Published: November 15th, 2021

Category: Timely Warning-Gainesville

Timely Warning (21-05)
Clery Crime: Robbery

Under the Clery Act, the University of Florida issues Timely Warning messages regarding Clery Act crimes which pose a serious and continuing threat to the campus community.

The University of Florida Police Department was notified by Shands Security of a theft that took place this afternoon, Monday, November 15, 2021, at the UF Health Shands Hospital (North Tower). After officers arrived and conducted an investigation, it was determined that a robbery by sudden snatching had actually occurred. At 4:30 p.m., the victim was
leaving the UF Health Shands Hospital (North Tower) holding an envelope containing personal property when the suspect grabbed the envelope from the victim’s hand and fled the scene on foot, heading eastbound towards SW 13th Street.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 35 year old black male who was wearing a black beanie cap, black shirt, and blue jeans at the time of the incident. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the University of Florida Police Department at 352-392-1111 or submit a tip to our silent witness portal at https://police.ufl.edu/contact/silent-witness/

The University of Florida strongly believes that no person is responsible for harm inflicted by another person.

Criminal incidents can be reported to UF CSAs who are designated, trained, and mandatory reporters under the Clery Act when victims chose not to report to law enforcement.

Reporting to law enforcement is encouraged by calling 9-1-1 or through the GatorSafe app.

If someone is behaving disrespectfully or making you feel uncomfortable, take steps to remove yourself from the situation early, especially if you are concerned it may become physical.

If you can, get safely away from the area before calling 9-1-1. Ask for assistance from others around you if you are unable to get away or call 9-1-1.

Information for support resources, services and programs at the University of Florida can be found at:

Victim Resources

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