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Man arrested in carjacking on Florida State's campus

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 08:19:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man has been arrested after police say he carjacked a FSU student at the Spirit Way Parking Garage.

Omar El-Sinnary, 28, has been arrested and charged with carjacking, attempted robbery by sudden snatching, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and grand theft.

Florida State University Police say they received information from the Tallahassee Police Department that helped investigators identify El-Sinnary as the man involved in the carjacking and attempted robbery of an FSU student’s motor scooter and cell phone.

On Friday, FSU PD reported the incident happened around 2:24 p.m. They say a student reported that an unknown suspect approached her and threatened to spray her with pepper spray at the Spirit Way Parking Garage.

The suspect, El-Sinnary, then pushed the victim off her scooter and attempted to grab her cellphone before driving off with the scooter. 

He is being held at the Leon County Detention Center. The stolen scooter was recovered by FSUPD and will be returned to its owner.


Police investigate carjacking on Florida State's campus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police are investigating after a Florida State University student was carjacked at the Spirit Way Parking Garage.

The FSU Police Department says the incident happened around 2:24 p.m. Friday. They say a student reported that an unknown suspect threatened to spray her with pepper spray at the Spirit Way Parking Garage.

The suspect pushed the victim off her scooter and attempted to grab her cellphone before driving off with the victim's scooter. Police say the suspect was last seen traveling north on Stadium Drive.

The suspect was described as a middle eastern male, in his forties, approximately 5-foot-6 tall wearing black sweatpants, a gray tee shirt, sunglasses, and sandals.

The suspect was wearing a black backpack, and was described as having a heavy accent.

The scooter is a 2018 Gator scooter, black with a white front cover and orange handlebars. The scooter has a displayed Florida Tag of MATR57.

The FSU Police Department is actively investigating this case.

If you have any information concerning this offense or suspect, please contact the FSU Police Department at 850-644-1234. If you wish to provide information anonymously, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS, or online at www.bbcsi.org. The information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to $3000.