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UPDATE: UTC police searching for burglar

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UPDATE: According to a UTC Alert, police have checked the entire campus and believe the suspect has left the area.

Police said there appears to be no continued threat to campus.

Students are encouraged to continue to exercise caution and report any suspicious behavior. 

PREVIOUS STORY: UTC police are looking for a burglary suspect Friday night.

It happened at Stophel Apartments off University Street shortly before 9 p.m.

Police say they’re looking for a man who entered Stophel Apartments through an unlocked door.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30's, standing six feet tall, and heavy set. He’s said to be wearing a gray sweat shirt and carrying a Nike bag.

A campus alert warning students to lock their doors was sent out as a precaution.

UTC spokesperson Chuck Cantrell says this is a minor incident.

He says someone left their door unlocked and there is no threat on campus.

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