University of Tennessee police search for armed robbery suspect

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – University of Tennessee Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect.

The incident happened in the staff 12 parking lot near the International House at around 9:44 p.m. Monday, according to police. They said the suspect then ran north on Melrose Place toward Cumberland Avenue.

A man told police he was walking east on Cumberland Avenue when a man approached him and asked him for change. When the man ignored the request, he said the man followed him into the parking lot and commanded him to stop.

With a bandanna around his face, he told police the man demanded his wallet and watch. Officers said they searched the area, but  could not locate the man, who is described as a dark-skinned black male in his late twenties who is 5’8 to 5’10, approximately 150 to 160 pounds and wearing dark blue or black baggy basketball shorts, a white T-shirt, a dark-colored flat-bill hat and a dark-colored bandanna tied around his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UT Police Department at (865) 374-3111.

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