Gas station employee hurt in robbery
CHAMPAIGN — An employee of a north Champaign gas station was treated for injuries she received Sunday night when attacked by a robber armed with a hammer.
A release from the Champaign police department said police were called to Freedom Oil, 1406 N. Prospect Ave., at 10:20 p.m.
The employee said a man with a bandana over his face demanded money. He hit her with a hammer, overpowered her, and ordered her to open both the cash register and safe.
After getting the cash, he ran south from the business and was not found by police.
The employee was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital for treatment of what were described as non-life threatening injuries.
Police said the robber was described as a thin black man, about 150 pounds, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with black hair. He was wearing a white bandana over his face, red sunglasses, a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black and white Nike Michael Jordan tennis shoes.
If you have information about this crime, call Champaign Police at 217-351-4545. Callers can also remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 373-8477. Information can also be sent by anonymous web tip by going to: http://www.373tips.com or by texting: Tip397 plus the information to 274637.