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Surveillance footage of man suspected of burglary inside the UCF Performing Arts Center on Jan. 15. Courtesy of UCFPD.


The UCF Police Department is asking for help to identify a man suspected of burglary in UCF’s Performing Arts Center.

The crime took place on Wednesday, Jan. 15 between 7:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

The suspect, captured on surveillance video, identified himself as “Thomas” to a witness. He was described by witnesses as a tall, white, college-aged man with dark hair, according to the UCFPD. Witnesses also say he smelled of cigarettes and was seen smoking near the building.

The stolen items included a projector, a wireless point access and an American flag, which were reported to the police Thursday morning.

The suspect left garage H in a dark gray 4-door car, possibly a Dodge Charger. The car had a small red symbol on the bottom right of the grill.

UCFPD asks anyone who recognizes this man or has any other information to call 407-823-5555.

This is an ongoing investigation.


Rosie Reitze is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @rosie_ucf or email her at

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