Armed robbery in University Village Apartments, second in a month

UPDATE: FAU PD has released a statement regarding the robbery. It is included at the bottom of this article

According to FAU Police, on Monday evening, Nov. 11, an armed robbery took place in FAU’s Boca campus University Village Apartments.

“It was in my building… It’s really easy to get into UV because they leave the door unlocked all the time,” said sophomore architecture major Cody Gosier.

Three males entered a room, one reportedly armed. The suspects were described as “three hispanic males,” and their images were captured on surveillance cameras. Cash and electronics were stolen from a student’s dorm room.

Although FAU’s alert system issued an email around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, none of the other parts of the alert system was used.

“I don’t understand why they didn’t send out a text alert or phone call. They should’ve sent another alert form because I didn’t check my email until this morning,” said sophomore history major and UVA resident Ashley Ashbaugh.

FAU PD declined to comment due to this being an open investigation. If anyone sees the suspects or has relevant information to share, they are asked to call FAU PD at 561-297-3500.

 

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Statement from Florida Atlantic University:

The FAU Police Department received a delayed report of an armed robbery that allegedly occurred on the Boca Raton campus the evening of Nov. 11.

Three Hispanic males entered a student’s room in the University Village Apartments. It was reported that one of the men was armed with a handgun, and that the suspects took cash and electronics. The FAU Police Department is currently investigating a number of leads in this case.

It is important to note that the investigation indicates that this was not a random act, but that the victim was specifically targeted.

The FAU Police Department is currently interviewing persons of interest in connection with the incident.

It is urged that anyone that has information or recognizes the alleged suspects from the photos – www.fau.edu/police/FAU_Crime_Alert_13-1177.pdf  – to contact the FAU Police Department at 561-297-3500.

We take threats on our campus seriously, and we remind all members of the University Community to call 911 in the event of any threat or perceived danger.

-Lisa Metcalf
University Spokesperson