Teens arrested over drug deal robbery

Teens arrested over drug deal robbery

CHAMPAIGN — Two Champaign teens have been charged with robbery for stealing money from two other teens during a drug deal Tuesday night.

A Champaign police report said two 17-year-old males went to the 1600 block of Valley Road about 8:30 p.m. to meet with two other teens to buy marijuana. After they turned over the money, one of the sellers punched one of the victims in the face, then the would-be sellers ran.

Police caught the two teens not far away.

Arrested for robbery were Jacob M. Horn-Hall, 17, of the 900 block of Goldenview Drive, Champaign, and Michael L. Kritzer, 19, of the 1600 block of Valley Road, Champaign.

If convicted of the Class 2 felony, they face penalties ranging from probation to three to seven years in prison.

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