Two rob food deliveryman in Champaign

Two rob food deliveryman in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are looking for two men who robbed a food deliveryman at gunpoint Monday night in west Champaign.

Sgt. Dave Griffet said a 25-year-old deliveryman for Jimmy John's was delivering a large order of sandwiches to the Stonegate Village Apartments in the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue about 10:55 p.m.

As he approached Building G, he was confronted outside by two men wearing ski masks who demanded the food and his money. One had a gun. He handed over the sandwiches and about $20, Griffet said.

The deliveryman was not physically hurt. He returned to the store at Springfield and Mattis avenues to report the robbery within minutes of it happening.

Griffet said the man described the robbers as black men. One was 6 feet 4 inches, about 200 pounds, wearing a white, puffy, hooded jacket and a black ski mask. The second was about 5 feet 11 inches, 180 pounds, wearing a black, puffy, hooded jacket with fur around the hood, a black ski mask and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to 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).

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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Speakerman11 wrote on November 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm

A long time in the joint all for $20 and a sandwhich.  Sad.

sweet caroline wrote on November 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I wonder if Jimmy John's delivers to the prison where these 2 morons will be living.