5/17/13 at 5:03pm: The Gainesville Police Department is currently investigating two armed robberies that occurred in close proximity to the UF campus. The robberies were said to have occurred in the 900 block of SW 8th Ave. and the 900 block of SW 6th St.
It was reported that one robbery was commited by a black male, with a low haircut, sunglasses, black rosary type beads, white t-shirt, and black pants. This suspect was said to have been armed with a black handgun. During this incident, the suspect was accompanied by a second suspect. The second suspect was described as a white male, “buzz” type haircut, white t-shirt, unknown color shorts, and was carrying a pink backpack. The suspect in this incident was said to have traveled away from the scene on a bicycle.
The second robbery occurred a short time later. The suspect in that case fit the description of the black male described in the first incident. The suspect in that incident was not accompanined by anyone else.
A perimeter was established with units from both the Gainesville and University of Florida Police Departments but the suspects were not located. There is no additional information available at this time. If anyone has information pertaining to these incidents, please contact the Gainesville Police Department at 352.955.1818.
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