Suspect in The Flats wakes sleeping student

Lydia Moneir

UNF sent out a crime alert about a burglary at their most recently acquired housing, the Flats.Photo by Blake Middleton
UNF sent out a crime alert about a burglary at their most recently acquired housing, the Flats.
Photo by Blake Middleton

There was a series of burglaries at The Flats on Kernan on Dec. 27, according to a crime alert UNF emailed campus-wide later the same morning. UNFPD and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) responded to reports around 5 a.m. and found that someone had broken in through the windows of several apartments.

The suspect went into several bedrooms in one of the apartments, according to the alert, and a female student was sleeping in one of them but woke up when the suspect entered.

The suspect told the victim to get down on the floor, according to the alert, but ran away when the student screamed. She was unable to give a description of the suspect because it was too dark to see. According to the alert, nothing was stolen.

JSO reports there were similar break-ins at The District. UNFPD will increase patrols in The Flats, according to the alert. UNFPD expanded their jurisdiction to The Flats after UNF bought the property this Fall.

Anyone who sees any suspicious activity should report it to UNFPD at (904) 620-2800.

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