JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s one of the last weeks of youth summer camp at the University of North Florida. But as camp counselor Brittany Konik says her daily goodbyes, an ominous yellow sign hangs nearby.
"It doesn't make me comfortable to know that happened at our school,” Konik said.
Crime alerts posted across campus warn of a possible robbery that took place late Thursday afternoon.
A 21-year-old female UNF student told police she left the Thomas G. Carpenter Library around 4:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon. She had been waiting for her final grades to post.
After leaving, she headed to her car on level 3 of the Fine Arts Center parking garage. According to the police report, as she was putting her backpack down, two men wearing masks and gloves grabbed her from behind. She told police “something that smelled unusual” was placed over her mouth.
Next thing she knows, she is waking up in the back seat of her car four hours later.
The only thing reported missing was the $10-$15 she kept in her glove compartment for emergencies.
"That’s really freaky, especially from behind; I would never want to be attacked like that. You just can't really ever feel too safe,” Konik said.
So far, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information about this case should call the University Police Department at (904) 620-2800.