• UNF police investigates false imprisonment, residence hall invasion

    By: Nora Clark , Action News Jax


    University of North Florida Police are investigating a situation in which at least one gunman attacked and robbed a student inside an on-campus residence hall.

    University police said  in an alert email sent Tuesday they are looking for three suspects who got away with $10.

    The student opened his door Tuesday evening and was hit over the head with a gun. 

    The suspects then forced their way into the room and demanded cash and drugs, tying up the victim. 
    After the suspects fled, the student was able to get free and report the incident, along with a description of the vehicle. 

    University police said witnesses reported seeing a third suspect standing in a stairwell potentially acting as a lookout for the two suspects that assaulted the student. 

    One suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 275 pounds. His hair was in dreadlocks, and he was wearing a black and gold shirtand black jeans with tattoos on his stomach. 

    The second suspect is also described as a black male approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and 140 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt and shorts. 

    According to UPD the student had never seen the men before and did not know what they were referring to when they demanded cash and drugs.

    Action News Jax has reached out to campus police who confirm the investigation and will provide more details later Wednesday morning. 

    UPD is asking anyone with information to call 904-620-2800. 

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