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Seeking Information Concerning University of Tennessee Federal Credit Union Robbery

FBI Knoxville August 26, 2013
  • Supervisory Special Agent Marshall Stone (865) 544-0751

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Chief Troy Lane of the University of Tennessee (UT) Police Department, and Chief David Rausch of the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man who robbed the UT Federal Credit Union (UTFCU) today in the University Center on the UT campus in Knoxville.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on August 26, 2013, a man entered the UTFCU  at 1502 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee. The subject placed a package on the counter, claiming that it was a bomb, and demanded money from the credit union employees. After obtaining an undetermined amount of money from the credit union, the subject fled on foot, east on Cumberland Avenue, leaving the suspicious package behind. The KPD Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team determined the package to be a hoax device.

The subject is described as:

  • Black Male
  • Age: Late 40s to early 50s
  • Weight: 180-190 pounds
  • Height: 6’ to 6’02” tall
  • Wearing white medical scrubs, consisting of a short-sleeved shirt and long pants, with 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.

This matter is being investigated jointly by the University of Tennessee Police Department, the KPD Major Crimes Unit, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF), composed of the FBI, KPD, and the KCSO.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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