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The UT Police Department is investigating several recent motor vehicle thefts that have occurred on campus. They appear to be related, and all involve early- to mid-2000s models of GMC Sierras and Chevrolet Silverados.

Since January 17, three trucks have been stolen and there has been an attempted theft of a fourth truck.

The incidents occurred on the main campus and the Institute of Agriculture campus. No suspect information is available at this time.

UT Police is encouraging the campus community to check their vehicles often to make sure no attempted theft has occurred.

To report suspicious activity or any information about the incidents, contact UTPD at 865-974-3114 or e-mail

To send an anonymous tip by text message to UTPD, text the keyword UTPD and your message to 847411 (tip411). You can also report a tip online.

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Safety Notices are intended to raise awareness about certain criminal activities in areas frequented by students, faculty, and staff.

Stay informed about crime in your area on campus by following UTPD on Twitter, visiting the crime map, or checking the crime log.

For additional safety tips visit the safety website.