Knife-wielding woman robs man on UI campus

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 or via text message by sending CUTip plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

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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.