Scooter Theft Around University of Florida Campus
If you have ever driven by the University of Florida you've seen them everywhere.
Early this morning between the Gainesville Police Department responded to several calls about a group of young men attempting to steal… scooters.
The incidents occurred by several spots around campus by sorority row and north west 6th street.
Two of the four suspects were arrested, 16 year-old Thomas Lundy and 18 year-old Adarrius Clements.
One of the stolen scooters belongs to a student who is studying abroad this summer.
The University of Florida Police Department is working with GPD on the thefts and say that with so many people being gone for the summer, securing their bikes and scooters is a must before they leave.
"Scooter and bike theft is a crime of opportunity. For scooters you can buy a special U-Lock thats a little bit longer and you can secure it to the back wheel," said Sgt. Nick Konopka, with UPD.
The case is still under investigation and the two suspects were charged with fleeing and attempting to elude.
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