UT, Knoxville Police Search for Carjacking, Armed Robbery Suspects

By: Whitney Daniel
By: Whitney Daniel

UT Campus, Knoxville (WVLT) - There's a campus wide alert from police at UT after a carjacking and armed robbery on the same street near three of UT's dorms.

Right now, UT Police have extra officers patrolling campus, especially in high traffic areas like Caledonia Avenue.

That's where two separate, but similar incidents took place Monday night.

The first incident, an armed robbery, happened at ten p-m in the 1800 block of Caledonia.

Police say three males approached two females, showed their gun and demanded their property.

Two hours later, at the N-2 parking lot at Caledonia and Volunteer Boulevard, police say three males approached a male victim as he was getting out of his car, brandished a firearm and demanded the vehicle.

No one was hurt, police say probably because all the victims stayed smart about the situation.

"If they are confronted by someone with a firearm, we always recommend if the only things the person is after is their property, then they give them the property and at the same time, they're giving the property, they start going the opposite direction from the suspects," says UT Police Captain Keith Lambert.

The suspects in the armed robbery are described as two black men, one wearing camouflage, one wearing a black hoodie and black bandana, and a white man wearing a black hoodie.

The carjacking suspects are described as three black men, all about 5 foot 10 inches.

Two had black hoodies and dark pants, one had a white bandana.

If you have any information call UT Police at 974-3114 or Knoxville Police at 215-7000.

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