Champaign man charged with robbery at video store

Champaign man charged with robbery at video store

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly threatened to use force on a video store employee Tuesday morning was charged Wednesday with robbery and misdemeanor theft.

William B. Coleman, 29, who listed an address in the 2000 block of Moreland Boulevard, was arrested about noon Tuesday after a clerk at the Family Video store, 805 N. Lincoln Ave., U, was threatened.

Urbana police Sgt. Dan Morgan said Coleman left the store with empty DVD cases from a display shelf. When the employee followed him out and confronted him, Coleman allegedly told the man he was armed.

Coleman was located not far from the store on a bicycle and arrested. Morgan said he had nothing of value on him.

Robbery is a Class 2 felony carrying a potential sentence ranging from probation to three to seven years in prison.

Judge Rich Klaus told Coleman to be back in court Nov. 6.

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cretis16 wrote on September 28, 2012 at 11:09 am

Previous video store closed in this same location. Why would Family open again in this area of crime? Crazy....