CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois police and Champaign County Crimestoppers are seeking the public's help to solve an aggravated battery that took place last November.
According to a police report, a man and two women were leaving the Red Lion, 211 E. Green St., at about 1:54 a.m. Nov. 3 when two men standing on the corner of Third Street and Green Street began yelling obscenities at the two women. When the man crossed the street, the two other men who had been yelling the obscenities were joined by two additional men.
When the victim reached the sidewalk area adjacent to Third Street behind the Green Street post office and told the others to leave his two female friends alone, the attackers hit him in the head. As the victim fell to the ground, all four attackers repeatedly kicked and struck him.
The four attackers then ran away to the east toward Fourth Street along the sidewalk adjacent to Boneyard Creek.
The first attacker was described as a white man of college age. He is 6 feet tall, about 180 pounds, has brown hair and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and denim jeans.
The second attacker was described as a white man of college age. He is 6 feet tall, about 180 pounds, has brown hair and a goatee and was wearing glasses and a black hooded sweatshirt and denim jeans.
The third attacker was described as a Hispanic man of college age. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall; about 180 pounds; has brown hair and was wearing a dark sweater and denim jeans.
The fourth attacker was described as a Hispanic male of college age. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall; about 180 pounds and has brown hair.
If you have any information about the battery, please contact Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-8477. Tips also may be sent to http://www.373tips.com or by text by sending Tip397 plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).
The information you provide is confidential. You do not have to give your name or appear in court.
Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information leads to an arrest.
Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.