Man robbed at Champaign gas station

Man robbed at Champaign gas station

CHAMPAIGN — A cab driver outside his car at a north Champaign gas station early Monday was robbed at gunpoint, according to Champaign police.

Sgt. Dave Griffet said the 51-year-old Urbana man had pulled in to the Mobil Super Pantry, 1511 N. Prospect Ave., about 2:45 a.m. Monday to get gas. He was outside his car about to pump when a man walked up to him, displayed a handgun and took about $300 from him.

The robber was described as a black man, about 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, with a medium build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt with dark pants, Griffet said.

The man was last seen running behind the business toward Francis Drive, Griffet said.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crimestoppers at 373-8477.

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