Two of the University of Illinois police officers who helped crack the case against Yingying Zhang’s killer spoke with media Thursday for the first time.

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At 12:24 a.m. Saturday, the three victims, all 23-year-old men from Champaign, were in the 800 block of South Mattis Avenue when two men approached them and displayed a weapon. The robbers made off with a credit card, identification items and cash and took their vehicle.