ORLANDO, Fla. – A UCF football player and a woman were arrested in connection with an armed home invasion robbery in Orlando last week, according to the police department.
Justin Hodges, 20, and Navaeh Mosher, 21, face charges in the home invasion robbery on Jan. 9 at an apartment along West Church Street.
According to the victim, several men with masks and firearms barged into his apartment, battered him, threatened him with guns and stole his phone and recording equipment, police said.
The Orlando Police Department said it learned the victim and his ex-girlfriend, Mosher, had a disagreement after she came back to the apartment the previous night wearing clothing belonging to Hodges.
Police said the victim discarded the clothing, causing Mosher to tell Hodges about what happened.
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According to a release, Mosher, Hodges and two other men went into the complex and forced their way into the apartment, striking the victim in the process. Firearms were also used to take the victim’s property, police said.
Surveillance video showed the subjects entering and exiting the complex, and the discarded clothing was found on a nearby breezeway, detectives said. According to police, the clothes were issued to Hodges from a local university athletic team.
The University of Central Florida’s Athletics Department released a statement to News 6 on Friday saying Hodges was on the football team and has been dismissed from the program.
“Per university policy, the UCF student conduct process will be initiated,” UCF said.
Detectives said they spoke with Mosher afterward, who eventually gave them a full confession on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to her involvement in the robbery, saying she was the one who knocked on the victim’s door to get him to answer it.
Hodges was arrested Thursday, telling detectives he was trying to help Mosher get her belongings back from inside the apartment, police said.
Mosher faces a charge of home invasion robbery. Hodges faces a charge of home invasion robbery with a firearm and mask.
Police are still searching for the other two men involved in the robbery. Anyone with information on the robbery is urged to contact the department at 321-235-5300 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
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