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UT alert issued after armed robbery on Cumberland Ave.
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UPDATE: Knoxville Police say the two victims who reported an armed robbery outside of Sunspot Wednesday night were hostile to investigators.

KPD Spokesperson Darrell Debusk said two girls reported that two suspects with a gun stole a cell phone from them. He said the alleged victims then walked somewhere else, to a different business, to report the crime.

Debusk explained the two did not have stories that matched up and were hostile to officers when pressed.

10News will keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.

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(WBIR) A UT Alert text sent late Wednesday evening warned students about a person with a gun headed toward campus. The alert warned of a robbery at 2200 Cumberland Avenue.

The alert said the robbers fled south toward campus and one had a hand gun. KPD said the armed robbery call came in a little after 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

According to UT Police dispatch, Knoxville Police issued the alert.


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