ORLANDO, Fla. - University of Central Florida officials said they want students to be on high alert after a string of car burglaries at a gated apartment complex near the school.
They said the burglars have hit more than a dozen cars at the Pointe at Central complex.
Student Quamik Mills said he doesn't want to become the next victim.
“I’m making sure I double check [that I’ve locked my doors] before I leave my car,” Mills said.
University officials sent out an email to students, warning them about the rash of burglaries, which all happened during the nighttime hours.
The email said at least 12 vehicles have been broken into over the last couple weeks.
“I mean, they have security [guards] walking around and people still break into cars. It’s a shock to me, really,” Mills said.
A university spokesperson said it appears the burglaries are isolated at Point at Central.
One student posted a before and after picture on Facebook, claiming his bike rack was stolen while his car was parked inside a campus garage.
In the email to students, UCF mentioned that all the vehicles broken into were unlocked, and reminded students to lock their cars and remove personal belongings.
Police don’t have any suspects or leads in the cases.