Campus crime alert: Attempted car burglaries

Hannah Lee

In a special edition Osprey Update sent out on Tuesday, June 5, the University of North Florida Police Department would like to make the campus community aware of attempted burglaries of two vehicles.

According to the update, both victims had parked their cars in Lot 100, located near Parking Services, Building 52, before 9:20 a.m. today. Shortly before noon, one of the victims returned and attempted to use a key to get into their vehicle. The lock turned full circle but was broken. According to UNFPD, it appears someone attempted to break into the car by punching the lock.

While UNFPD was investigating this attempted burglary, police officers found another vehicle with similar damage. It is noted that both burglary attempts were unsuccessful.

UNFPD would like to remind students, faculty and staff to lock their vehicles and to store valuables out of sight. If anyone has any information or sees any suspicious activity in campus parking lots and/or garages, contact UNFPD at 904-620-2900.

Osprey Update Special Edition went out to students, faculty and staff on June 5.

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