Police investigate armed robbery in Urbana

Police investigate armed robbery in Urbana

URBANA — Police are investigating an armed robbery early Sunday morning in Urbana.

According to an Urbana police report, a 31-year-old Urbana man was walking eastbound along Main Street in Urbana near Maple Street when a second man got out of a passenger door of a white, four-door sedan and pointed a gun at the pedestrian at 12:10 a.m.

The robber pushed the victim to the ground, stole his cellphone, got back into the sedan and left the scene.

The car was last seen headed east on Main Street.

The description of the robber was incomplete.

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Skepticity wrote on May 04, 2014 at 10:05 pm

OFFENDER SEX: M RACE: B HEIGHT: 507 WEIGHT: 000 HAIR: EYES: DESCR: MED BUILD, BLK HOODIE,BLK SCARF, BLK JEANS VEHICLE: COLOR: WHI/ PS 0000 MAKE: NISS MODEL: BODY: 4D

alabaster jones 71 wrote on May 05, 2014 at 4:05 am
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So we're looking for a black guy wearing a scarf who weighs zero pounds and doesn't have hair or eyes.  That should definitely narrow it down.

Skepticity wrote on May 05, 2014 at 9:05 am

No, we are looking for 5' 7" black guy of medium build who at the time of the crime Saturday night/early Sunday morning was wearing a black hoodie, scarf, and jeans, and who got out of a white Nissan. 

This is enough information that friends, family, and associates might recognize the perpetrator and call in a tip to police or Crimestoppers.  It would be unusual for someone being held up at night at gunpoint to recall much more than this description. 

A partial description like this could lead to an arrest, and perhaps prevent a subsequent holdup or worse. 

This is why the NG policy of not printing a description unless it is complete is wrong.