Students Report Armed Robbery on UT Martin Campus

Erica Williams

MARTIN, Tenn- Martin Police and UT Martin Campus police are investigating an armed robbery and kidnapping that happened after Midnight , Tuesday.

Police said two men were robbed and kidnapped at gunpoint in the parking lot of University Village, a student apartment complex.

UT Martin student, Richard Taylor, 19, has been arrested and police are still looking for three other men involved. Taylor has been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and kidnapping.

Scott Robbins, Campus Safety Director, said the robbery is being investigated as a drug-related incident.

"They were looking for these victims to rob them. The assailants were specifically targeting these two students," said Robbins.

Campus police are urging students to contact campus police if they have any information about the robbery.


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