Knife-wielding woman robs man on UI campus

CHAMPAIGN — A man was robbed early Sunday morning by a woman with a knife on the University of Illinois campus.

According to UI police, the man was walking at the northeast corner of Fourth and Chalmers streets at 3:05 a.m. Sunday when a woman holding a small folding knife approached him and asked for his wallet.

The man gave her his wallet and she left, walking east on Chalmers.

The woman is described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 200 pounds, with curly dark hair, wearing a polka dot shirt, blue jeans and carrying a black backpack. She was described as having a growth or boil on her neck and may be homeless, police said.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Champaign police at 351-4545, or Crimestoppers at 373-TIPS. Tips may be left anonymously at http://www.champaigncountycrimestoppers.com or via text message by sending CUTip plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

Comments

News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments

Sid Saltfork wrote on December 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

A very detailed description of a female perp with a knife for 3:05 a.m. on a Sunday morning  Must have been under a street light.

ronaldo wrote on December 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Goiter?  What goiter?

highspeed wrote on December 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

How many people have to be robbed at knife point before something is done about it!!!! 

sameeker wrote on December 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm

She is a woman so don't expect any punishment for her.

rsp wrote on December 18, 2012 at 4:12 am

Lots of women in jail and in prison.