URBANA - Urbana police are investigating the armed robbery of two men in that city late Wednesday night.
Lt. Bryant Seraphin said shortly after 10:30 p.m. a resident of the apartment complex at 1806 S. Cottage Grove Ave. and a friend pulled into the parking lot in a car. The men, both 18, were sitting in the car when two other young men approached.
One asked if he could borrow a lighter. As the passenger reached into his pocket, the man who approached showed him that he had a gun, then pointed it at both men in the car and demanded that they hand over their wallets, which they did.
The victims described the men who approached as being black, about 17 years old. The one with the small dark handgun had a dark complexion, a thin to average build, was about 5 feet 7 inches tall and was wearing a red hat and a white T-shirt. The second robber was described as being 5 feet 6 or 7 inches tall and was wearing a black hat and black T-shirt. He did not display a weapon.
Both of the robbers ran north. The victims went in the apartment complex and called police but they were unable to locate anyone.
If you have information on this crime, call Urbana police at 384-2320 or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-8477.