Police seeking robber who slashed victim, 23

Police seeking robber who slashed victim, 23

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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Skepticity wrote on July 23, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Public information giving a description of the perpetrator was posted here by me, and subsequently deleted by the NG editorial staff. 

The News-Gazette is following abritrary guidelines that supercede the public's need to know descriptions of perpetrators. 

If you want descriptive information regarding perpetrators of crimes in C-U, read the police media reports and don't bother with the News-Gazette, as the public information provided by police departments will be censored. 


EDIT:  I was mistaken about the deletion. The NG has posted two identical stories on this crime differing only in date of posting.  So my description remains posted on the earlier story. 


WHY does the NG post the same story twice???