Police investigate robbery in Champaign

Police investigate robbery in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating an incident over the weekend in which a man was forced into a vehicle, robbed and battered.

According to a police report, a 20-year-old Parkland College student was walking to a friend’s apartment in the 0-100 block of East Green Street at 2:41 a.m. Saturday when somebody pushed him into the back seat of a white four-door Pontiac, where he was seated next to two other men.

Another three men sat together in the front seat of the car.

Police said the people in the car hit the victim and took cash from him.

When the vehicle approached Mattis Avenue and Springer Drive, the Parkland College student was thrown from the car.

The description of the five men in the car was incomplete.

According to Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn, the police report did not say whether the victim was hospitalized.

If you have information about this crime, call Champaign police at 351-4545 or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 217-373-8477.

Information may also be left anonymously online at www.373tips.com or by sending a cellphone text message with CCTIP plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information leads to an arrest. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.

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