UPDATE: USF Police Department Alert

USF Police received a report Monday of a carjacking on the Tampa Campus. The car has been recovered, and a suspect has been apprehended.


UPDATE: The University of South Florida Police Department has been notified that the vehicle taken in the carjacking incident reported earlier today on campus was recovered in another county following a pursuit and crash by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The subject driving the vehicle, Vladimir Matushevskiy, was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and is currently being held in the Marion County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.


Tampa, Fla. (July 29, 2013) – At approximately 9:20 a.m. on July 29, 2013, the University of South Florida Police Department received a report of a carjacking in Parking Lot 33 in the Health Sciences area of the Tampa Campus.


The suspect is described as a white male wearing a white hoodie, possibly with brown hair and described as “dirty” looking.


The suspect displayed a small black handgun and ordered victim out of her vehicle. There were no injuries. USF Police Officers responded to set up a perimeter. Cell phone tracking determined that the suspect and vehicle immediately moved off campus. Surrounding agencies were contacted and the Tampa Police Department aviation unit responded to assist in the search.


A criminal investigation is currently in progress. Anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to contact the USF Police Department at 813-974-2628.