Police investigate armed home invasion

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating an armed home invasion by three masked men early Monday morning in Champaign.

According to a Champaign police report, officers were called to a home in the 1300 block of Champaign Street at 12:43 a.m. Monday.

A 39-year-old woman said that three men wearing masks knocked on her door at 12:15 a.m., claiming to be people that she knew.

Once inside the house, the woman realized that she did not know any of the men.

One of the men displayed a gun and suggested that the woman knew why they were there, the report said.

When the woman turned over some cash to one of the men, she pulled down his mask to expose his face.

A second man then damaged the woman’s furniture while the third man stood by the door.

The masked men then ran away from the home with the woman’s cash and were last seen headed east on Garwood Street.

No injuries were reported by police, and no information on the description of the men was available from Champaign police on Wednesday night.

Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said police are continuing to investigate the case.

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