USF student reports two men robbed her of her jewelry near the Interdisciplinary Science Building

Posted at 2:58 AM, Nov 16, 2016

USF Police report two men robbed a female student of her jewelry on Tuesday night.

Around 9:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of a robbery that occurred near the university's Interdisciplinary Science Building.

A student alleges she was approached by two white men who stole her jewelry.

The first man is described as being between 20 to 25 years of age, with shoulder-length blonde hair. He was wearing a white shirt and khaki shorts.

The second man is also described as being between 20 to 25 years of age. He had blond hair and was wearing gray sweat pants and a dark blue shirt.

The student was not injured during the robbery.

USF Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Students tell ABC Action News that they are now taking precautions, citing strength in numbers while walking around campus. 

"I'm going to always walk with a buddy or try not to walk at night at all," said USF freshman Bashar Isaacs. "I'm sure that USF is going to take more precautions now that this has happened." 

Investigators are also trying to track down the two men behind a robbery home invasion that happened the same day at iQ Luxury Apartments, located across from campus at 12702 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. 

The men forced their way into an apartment with four students inside after knocking on the door. No one was hurt in that incident. 

Witness and victim reports indicate the two incidents are not connected. 

Officers want to remind students to keep in mind these safety tips while on the USF campus:

  • Walk or jog with a friend whenever possible
  • Stay alert and tuned-in to your surroundings
  • Walk or jog in well-lit areas; stay away from alleys
  • Do not listen to earphones while out alone, as this minimizes your ability to hear an approaching threat
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return