Police search for armed burglary suspect near UT campus

Police search for armed burglary suspect near UT campus


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Police are searching for a man believed to have burglarized a home near the UT campus.

It happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday night at the Lake Plaza Condos, near 19th street and Lake avenue.

The victim is not a UT student but reported that a man entered his residence and started to take electronic items.  The victim then confronted the suspect, who brandished a handgun and fled west on Lake Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black man wearing a red and blue jacket. He is 20 to 25-years-old, about 5'10" and about 180 pounds.  The suspect also had medium length hair with cornrows and possibly a mustache.  He is armed with a handgun. He was last seen heading westbound on Lake Avenue.

If you have any information on what may have happened, you are urged to call Knoxville police at (865) 215-7212.

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