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Another armed robbery in Campustown Monday night

At 8:15 p.m. (!) near Sixth and Green (!).  This is the sixth robbery reported near Campustown since mid-December.  Here’s the text from a UIUC Division of Public Safety Crime Alert #40, available at

“The Champaign Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on December 28, 2009 at approximately 8:15 pm at the corner of Sixth Street and Stoughton Avenue, Champaign.

“The victim was walking on the sidewalk after using an ATM at the corner of Sixth Street and Green Street, Champaign. An individual approached the victim and demanded the money withdrawn from the ATM. The offender was holding a long blunt object covered with a cloth. The offender took the victim’s property and told the victim to leave the area. The victim departed the area without further incident.

“The offender was described as thin male in his twenties, 5’ 0” tall, wearing a hat, sweater and gloves. The offender also had his face covered with a dark cloth item.

“The victim was not injured in the incident.”

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