Campus police at the University of Central Florida are on the lookout for a robbery suspect, after a delivery man was accosted on campus. Now, administrators have put out an alert, warning students to be careful.
It was just after midnight on Sunday when police said a delivery man from the Wing Zone stopped at the Tower 4 dormitory on the UCF campus. When he returned to his car, he saw a man rummaging through his back seat.
Investigators said the suspect ran back to his car but returned with two others and held a semi automatic to the victim, then took his wallet. After that, the suspects drove off.
A few minutes later, the delivery man, who is also a UCF student, waved down a police officer and they tracked the suspect's car at an apartment complex nearby. Officers arrested 19-year-olds Brandon Simeon and Dontae Wallock, both from Lauderhill in South Florida.
The third suspect got away. That concerns students like Charquoya Smith. "You still have one of those guys roaming out here and they don't even know who it is so it kind of makes me afraid. What if he comes to re-attack or something?" she asked.
According to investigators, the suspect got away with $100 after robbing the delivery man.
UCF administrators emailed a warning to students to be aware of their surroundings and not to take any chances.
"Definitely won't go out at night alone," said student Robyn Doig. "If I need to go somewhere, I'll go with someone else and drive instead of walk."
"Everybody needs to be safe, making sure they're not walking around at night time things," Charquoya said, adding that she has been texting her friends about the alert. She plans to stay with others when traveling on campus. "Friends, boyfriend, roommate, anyone. I'm going to make sure I'm not alone at night time."
Both Simeon and Wallock are charged with robbery and burglary with a firearm. Wallock has been released from jail on bond.