INCIDENT:          Robbery

OCCURRED:      Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:23 a.m.     

LOCATION:        First and Daniel Streets, Champaign <map


The Champaign Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred near First and Daniel Streets, Champaign.

The victim was walking when he was approached by two to three subjects who battered and took items from him. The suspects left the area in a vehicle and were last seen driving west on John Street towards Locust Street.


The suspects are described as black males in their twenties. They were last seen in a blue or black smaller hatchback type vehicle, similar to a Nissan.

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 is working to identify and apprehend the offender(s).  Witnesses to this event or those with information are encouraged to contact the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545 or Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS (8477).


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 

Information regarding our commitment to continually enhance campus safety can be found at 

Jeffrey T. Christensen

Executive Director of Public Safety

Chief of Police

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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