GPD: UF student knocked down, robbed of phone

Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:29 a.m.

Three men accosted a University of Florida student Tuesday night, knocking him to the ground and stealing his cellphone, Gainesville Police Department Lt. Jorge Campos said.

The incident was reported about 10:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of West University Avenue. The student was walking along the street and talking on his phone when the culprits knocked him down, kicked him, took his phone and ran off.

He told police the men were in their 20s. They wore basketball-style shorts, Campos said.

Police searched the area but no arrests were made.

- Cindy Swirko

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