Champaign man arrested for armed robbery

URBANA — A Champaign man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $250,000 bond following his arrest for armed robbery at a Champaign convenience store.

Christopher Wilson, 19, who listed an address in the 1600 block of West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, pleaded innocent on Monday to one count of armed robbery, one count of robbery and one count of possession of a defaced firearm.

Judge Richard Klaus set Wilson’s next court appearance for Jan. 18.

According to a police report, Wilson entered the Circle K, 1101 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign, at 7:54 a.m. Sunday, displayed a defaced gun and demanded money from the 54-year-old clerk.

On Monday night, Champaign police did not have information about how the gun had been defaced.

After the woman turned over the money, Wilson left the building. Police soon found Wilson and arrested him, according to the report.

Police did not have information as to whether the woman was injured.

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