Police investigate armed robbery in Champaign

Police investigate armed robbery in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday morning in Champaign.

According to a police report, a 23-year-old Champaign man was at the corner of John and First streets at 3:15 a.m. when he was approached by another man wearing jeans and a dark blue, black or green hooded jacket who demanded his wallet.

When the victim refused to turn over the wallet, the robber slashed his leg with a knife.

When the victim responded by hitting the armed assailant in the face, the robber ran away.

Police had no information on the victim’s condition on Sunday.

The description of the robber was incomplete.

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