Man who admitted robbing clerk gets probation

Man who admitted robbing clerk gets probation

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he robbed a clerk at a video store last fall has been sentenced to two years of probation.

William B. Coleman, 29, whose last known address was in the 2000 block of Moreland Boulevard, pleaded guilty before Judge Harry Clem to the Sept. 25, 2012, robbery of the Family Video store, 805 N. Lincoln Ave., U.

Coleman left the store with empty video cases and, when confronted by a clerk, told him that he was armed.

When Urbana police found him not far away on a bicycle, he had nothing of value on him, police said.

Coleman had been in custody for 217 days. He was unfit for trial from January to June of 2013.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Larson said Coleman had a prior conviction for criminal damage to property.

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