Campus Safety Message-Gainesville

Published: February 3rd, 2023

Category: UF Alert-Gainesville Campus Safety Message

Campus Safety Message

The University of Florida Police Department would like to make you aware of two separate situations involving recurring crimes. UFPD has received reports of multiple vehicle burglaries occurring at Tanglewood Village and a string of credit card thefts occurring in the medical sciences area. These incidents do not appear to be connected.

Between the dates of January 25th and February 1st, 2023, there were two reported vehicle burglaries in the Tanglewood Village area (2901 SW 13th St). No vehicles showed signs of forced entry. Surveillance footage from the second burglary showed two subjects wearing hoodies in the area in the early evening hours. In both cases, personal belongings were stolen from the vehicles.

Between the dates of January 20th and February 2nd, 2023, UFPD took several reports of stolen credit cards and subsequent fraudulent credit card usage. These thefts occurred around Communicore and Biomedical Sciences. The stolen credit cards were then used at Target on SW Archer Road, where surveillance footage showed a subject wearing a hoodie and a mask using the stolen cards.

UFPD has increased patrols of all parking areas on campus and is actively investigating these vehicle burglaries and thefts. If you believe you have been a victim of a similar crime, or if you have any information that may be helpful in these investigations, please contact UFPD at (352) 392-1111 or submit information through the Silent Witness link at or the GatorSafe app.

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

There are steps you can take to protect your property. We recommend anti-theft devices such as alarm systems, theft prevention devices, or owner-applied numbers.

Be sure to lock up your vehicles, residential hall rooms, and offices when you leave. Remove any valuables from sight or take them with you when you leave. Never leave keys or means to access your vehicle within the vehicle.

We encourage if you see something, say something. And say something as soon as it is safe to do so.

-University of Florida Police Department

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