Gas station robbery under investigation

Gas station robbery under investigation

CHAMPAIGN - Champaign County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who robbed a west Champaign gas station and convenience store at gunpoint Thursday night.

Sgt. Jeff Vercler said at 9:40 p.m., a masked man went in the Mobil Super Pantry, 4202 W. Springfield Ave., and pointed a handgun at the male clerk and ordered two customers to lie on the floor.

The robber demanded cash and was handed an undisclosed amount. He took off in a silver car to the west, Vercler said. Another customer in the parking lot also saw the man.

The witnesses described the robber as a black man, about 6 feet tall, thin, wearing a dark colored mask and dark coat. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 217-384-1213 or Crimestoppers at 217-373-8477. 

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