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UTPD closes case against 4 identified in robbery report, saying no probable cause exists for criminal charges

UTPD said it closed the case against four people who were accused of assaulting and robbing a woman, saying it determined it had no probable cause to file charges.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Update (6/20/22): The University of Tennessee Police Department said it has closed the case against four people who were formerly suspected of assaulting and robbing a woman after a UT baseball game a week ago.

UTPD said Monday its investigation revealed probable cause does not exist to file charges in the case.

According to UTPD, the reported incident took place around 4 p.m. on Lake Loudoun Boulevard on June 12. A woman said she was crossing the street when she was approached by a silver truck with four intoxicated individuals.

The woman claimed people in the truck threatened her, and one of the suspects exited the vehicle, approached her, bumped her chest and spit in her face. Police said the woman told them another person in the truck assaulted her and stole her purse. 

UTPD said numerous tips from the social media community helped them identify the suspects before the department closed the case.

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