INCIDENT:   Armed Robbery

OCCURRED:   November 21, 2013, at 6:28 PM

LOCATION:   510 East Stoughton Street, Champaign


The Champaign Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the early evening hours of November 21, 2013.

On November 21, 2013, at approximately 6:28 PM the victim was returning to his apartment at 510 E. Stoughton St., Champaign when two males approached him. Offender #1 placed his hand over the victim’s mouth and placed a silver pistol against his rib cage. He then told the victim to empty his pockets and grabbed the victim’s backpack. Offender #1 then ordered the victim to open his apartment and both offenders entered. Both offenders then ran out of the apartment and fled in an unknown direction.


Offender #1

The victim described Offender #1 as a dark skinned black male in his early 20’s, approximately 6 feet tall, average build, and “low” voice. He was last seen wearing all black clothing with a black bandana covering his face.

Offender #2

The victim described Offender #2 as a light skinned black male teenager, approximately 5’8” and thin build.   He was last seen wearing all black clothing with a grey bandana covering his face.

Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged offenders is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics. Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual's appearance.


The Champaign Police Department continues to actively work to identify and apprehend the offenders in this incident. Witnesses to this event or those with information are encouraged to contact the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545.


Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to follow these safety tips to decrease their potential for becoming a victim:

  • Stay alert - call the police immediately to report suspicious activity and/or if this subject is observed.
  • Trust your instincts - if it does not feel right, call for help.
  • Avoid walking alone at night. Travel in groups when possible and always walk in well-lit, heavily traveled areas.
  • Turn down your electronic devices. Excessive volume or use of electronic devices (iPods, PDAs, cell phones, etc.) can distract you from potential safety hazards.
  • If you choose to consume alcohol, please drink moderately - remember your ability to respond is diminished by over-consumption of alcohol.


The University of Illinois, Champaign and Urbana Police Departments are collaborating to provide CrimeReports, a national crime mapping service, with up-to-date crime information. This map includes Clery crimes (homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson and motor vehicle theft), as well as other crimes that are of concern to community members.

You can access the campus district crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email alerts at Access to the crime map is available 24 hours a day through the website or through a CrimeReports iPhone application, available for free download in the Apple iTunes store.

Information also can be shared anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 217-373-TIPS or online at

Crimes in progress, reporting of suspicious individuals or any event requiring a police response should be reported to our regional dispatch center by calling 9-1-1.

Crime prevention information can be found on the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety website at

Updates to crime alerts can also be found at


Jeffrey T. Christensen

Executive Director of Public Safety

Chief of Police

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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