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A robbery was reported outside Campus Walk Apartments early Sunday morning. 

The Gainesville Police Department reported the victim was approached by the suspect outside his apartment at Southwest Eighth Avenue at around 3:40 a.m., according to a UF alert. After a brief interaction, the suspect knocked down the victim before taking their wallet and cash.

Because of the incident’s proximity to UF’s campus, a UF alert was sent out to UF students, faculty and staff at 6:11 a.m. 

Campus Walk Apartments, which is less than a half-mile from Norman Hall, has been the location of a stabbing and a shooting over the past six years.

In July 2014, 49-year-old Michael Dennison, a former tenant who reportedly refused to pay rent, fired five shots outside of the complex. No one was injured as a result of the incident.

A stabbing also took place near the complex in October 2019. Narayana Das Ary, 38, was arguing with the victim inside an apartment in the complex when the altercation turned violent. Ary allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact GPD at 352-955-1818 or text keyword GPDFL plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

Contact Sarah Mandile at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @sarahmandile.