Man robbed in Champaign

Man robbed in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are looking for two men who robbed a man of his wallet and ear buds Monday afternoon.

A police report said the attack occurred in the 1300 block of Lincolnshire Drive about 1:10 p.m.

The 24-year-old victim said one man held his arms behind his back while another stole his items. One of the robbers had a bat.

Both men took off in a black Dodge Neon or Stratus, the report said.

One of the robbers was described as being a black man, about 28, 6 feet tall, 250 pounds, wearing his black hair in braids. He was described as having a muscular build and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jean shorts.

The other robber was described as a black man, about 25, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes. He was described as skinny and was wearing a white T-shirt and jean shorts.

If you have information on this robbery, call Champaign police at 351-4545 or Crimestoppers at 373-8477.

Information may also be sent anonymously online at or by cellphone text message by sending CCTIP plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

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logicalpositivist wrote on June 04, 2013 at 6:06 pm

The section 8 housing just north on Kirby is starting to yield its bitter fruit. Drive on Kirby during lunch and look at the apartments east of the school. They are always full of people loitering and sitting/standing in the parking lots and the shade of the stairwells. There is usually trash in the lots and the dumpsters are always overflowing with trash and furniture. It’s also a frequent stop for police, if you listen to the scanner at all. I wonder who the up and coming slumlord is for those complexes? The area around St. Matt’s is very nice. It’s a shame that its safety and idyllic nature is now being threatened.

alabaster jones 71 wrote on June 04, 2013 at 6:06 pm
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Translation:  There are some black people living near my neighborhood now, and I don't approve.

Joe American wrote on June 04, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Apparently no one taught alabaster to differentiate between "black people" and ghetto. That was a pathetic use of the race card.

alabaster jones 71 wrote on June 04, 2013 at 9:06 pm
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Yes, I'm the one who brought race into the conversation, not logicalpositivist.

lp just goes ahead and assumes that the assailants are from a certain neighborhood.  lp also says that seeing large groups of black people congregating in a parking lot or in stairwells disturbs him and is ruining the "idyllic nature" of the neighborhood.

As for overflowing dumpsters...I'm pretty sure that's the landlord's fault, not tenants.

ElmerFudd wrote on June 04, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Yes, Mr. Jones, that is exactly how I feel. I don't approve.

alabaster jones 71 wrote on June 04, 2013 at 9:06 pm
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Well, at least you just come right out and say it.