June 21, 2024

UT Federal Credit Union robbery suspect apprehended

A federal criminal complaint was filed against a suspect who was apprehended and charged with the Aug. 27 robbery at the UT Federal Credit Union in the University Center at the University of Tennessee.

Kevin L. Brandenburg is now in police custody after being arrested at 8:36 p.m. Thursday and is awaiting a court appearance.

The robbery occurred on Aug. 27 at 11:30 a.m when a man entered the UT Federal Credit Union, placed a package on the counter, claimed that it was a bomb and demanded money. The man left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot. The package was later found to be a hoax device by the Knoxville Police Department bomb squad.

Students are encouraged to stay informed about crime on campus by following the University of Tennessee Police Department on Twitter or signing up for UT Police Department e-mail alerts.

Edited by Jennifer Brake

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Food aficionado, Jessica Carr, believes her passion for food first began while learning to cook Asian and southern cuisine with her mom. Now a senior journalism major at the University of Tennessee, Carr combines her love for writing and food by cultivating restaurant reviews through her blog. As newly appointed Editor-in-chief of the Tennessee Journalist, the official news website for UT's School of Journalism, Carr plans to build experience and one day be the editor of a food magazine. When she isn’t writing, she’s most likely in a theater enjoying the latest indie film.