Woman robbed of jewelry in parking lot at University of Miami in Coral Gables

Robber told victim that he was armed with gun, police say

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A woman was robbed of her jewelry Tuesday in a parking lot at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, authorities said.

According to a crime advisory sent to students and employees by campus police, the victim, who is in her mid-40s, was walking to her car shortly after 8 p.m. behind the Watsco Center on Dauer Drive when she was approached by a man who was wearing a gray hoodie.

Police said a struggle ensued and the man stole jewelry from the victim.

Authorities said the robber told the woman that he had a gun, although he did not pull it out.

Police said the robber left in a dark-colored Nissan Altima with tinted windows that was being driven by another man.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Coral Gables police at 305-442-1600 or University of Miami police at 305-284-6666.

Below are some tips from police to stay safe on campus:

  • Be conscious of your surroundings. If you notice any suspicious person(s) or activity, get to a place of safety and call police or notify security immediately.
  • UMPD offers 24/7 safety escorts for the UM community, including to and from the Gables One Tower. Call (305) 284-6666 at any time to request a police officer or security official to walk with you to your campus destination.
  • Download and use the UGuardian apps (a free smartphone safety app for iOS and Android devices) to help increase your options for safety. Get it here: www.miami.edu/UGuardian

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