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CHAMPAIGN — A 48-year-old Champaign man has been arrested in connection with a recent armed robbery at the Circle K gas station at 1503 N. Neil St., C, according to Champaign police.

Derrick Cox was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Monday for armed robbery and resisting arrest. He was apprehended at the intersection of Hedge Road and Bradley Avenue in Champaign after a brief chase on foot, and a pellet gun was seized during his arrest, police said.

Cox also had two outstanding arrest warrants from Champaign and McLean County, according to police.

The armed robbery occurred at about 3:05 a.m. Nov. 26 when a robber entered the store, looked at various items and made a small purchase. He then showed a black pistol and told the clerk to give him money from the cash register, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with additional information about this robbery can contact police at 351-4545. Arrangements may be made for information to be shared privately. Information can also be reported to Crime Stoppers by phone at 373-8477, online at or by using the “P3 Tips” mobile app.