Deputies seek men in rural Urbana home invasion

Deputies seek men in rural Urbana home invasion

URBANA — Champaign County sheriff's deputies are looking for the men responsible for a home invasion in unincorporated Urbana Township.

Lt. Ed Ogle said on Jan. 3, about 12:20 a.m., two men forced their way into a home in the 100 block of Rebecca Drive and demanded cash and cannabis from a man living there.

Ogle said there was also a 3-year-old girl and another man at the home. No one was hurt.

The intruders were both described as black men in their 20s. One was 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, wearing a dark jacket, dark jeans and black and white tennis shoes. The other was described at 5 feet 10 inches tall, 250 pounds, wearing a dark stocking car, dark jacket and dark jeans.

Ogle said one of the men kept his hand in his pocket and never produced or implied that he had a weapon. The intruders did not get cash or cannabis but did steal two cell phones, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 384-1213 or Crimestoppers at 373-8477.Ti ps can also be sent at or by text by sending Tip397 plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

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americanproud wrote on January 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Who is responsible for this title?  "Deputies seek men for rural Urbana home invasion."

The wording makes it sound like the deputies are asking men to invade a rural Urbana home.  Or maybe I've just had a long day.  LOL!

Mike Howie wrote on January 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm
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I wrote the headline. I see your point. Perhaps "in" is the better preposition. Thanks for the comment.

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americanproud wrote on January 15, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Yes.  That's much better.  You can delete my comment now. :)

usnavygm07 wrote on January 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Story is all wrong.  Not sure where you got your information.