Gunman tries to hold up man at Champaign business

Gunman tries to hold up man at Champaign business

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are looking for a man who tried to hold up another at gunpoint at a northwest Champaign business late Friday morning.

Police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said about 11:45 a.m., a man tried to rob another man iat the clothing business at 301 W. Bloomington Road. The address used to be home to a bread store.

"He tried to rob the employee, not the business, and was last seen running away west from the store. No one was hurt," said Dunn.

The robber displayed a handgun to a 52-year-old Champaign man, she said.

The robber was described as a black man, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing black pants, a black T-shirt, a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, a black bandana and black framed glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Champaign police at 351-4545 or Crimestoppers at 373-8477.

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CJ Williams wrote on March 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Concel carry will solve this.

alabaster jones 71 wrote on March 17, 2012 at 1:03 am
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I don't know what "concel carry" is, but I'll assume you mean "concealed carry."  If so, are you really so naive that you think violent crime will just go away if everyone carries a gun?

whatithink wrote on March 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Good thing we DON'T have conceal carry in Illinois or this would happen more often, cause the criminals are law biding citizens that would get a permit and firearms identification and rob people just like this innocent criminal.

james33 wrote on March 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

"Criminals are Law Biding Citizens"...........I bet we can all guess who's never got any intellegent awards. So whatithink, lets pretend you get robbed at gunpoint. What are you going to be saying......"OMG! I'm sooo Glad I DIDN"T have a gun but that  mean law biding citizen had a gun. OH GOLLY!"?

alabaster jones 71 wrote on March 17, 2012 at 1:03 am
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If you're gonna call someone out on their intelligence, you should probably try to spell intelligent correctly.  Anyway, he was obviously being sarcastic, and failure to recognize sarcasm is often a sign of low intelligence...

Wake_Up_People wrote on March 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm

You actually can conceal carry in your own business.