Crimetracker: Bank robbery at credit union on UT campus

UPDATE:KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man entered the UTFCU, and placed a package on the counter.

Police say the man claimed it was a bomb, and demanded money from the credit union employees.

After getting an undetermined amount of money from the credit union, he fled on foot, towards east on Cumberland Avenue, leaving the suspicious package behind.

The KPD Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team says the package was a hoax device.

The subject is described as a black male, in his late 40’s to early 50’s.

He weighs, 80-190 pounds and is 6’ to 6’02” tall.

At the time of the robbery he was wearing white medical scrubs, with short sleeved shirt and long pants.

He was wearing a grey striped polo shirt underneath, black ball cap, a white 3M dust mask, and one blue latex glove.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Knoxville FBI at 865-544-0751, the University Police Department at 865-974-3114, or KPD at 865-215-7212. A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of this individual.


Original Story-Officers with the Knoxville Police Dept. and the UT Police Dept. have responded to a bank robbery on the University of Tennessee campus late Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the UT Federal Credit Union inside the University Center shortly before 11:30 a.m. KPD's Bomb Squad were also sent to the scene.

The suspect has been described as a man wearing white scrubs, a white apron, and a white mask.

University officials have asked anyone with information call UTPD at 865-974-3114.

Few details have emerged. We will update this story as more information becomes available.


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