Three on bikes attacking and robbing

Published 08/26 2013 09:32AM

Updated 08/26 2013 05:51PM

CHAMPAIGN -- Police are investigating a robbery and an attack. The robbery happened August 17, about 8:30 pm in campus parking lot B-21 between the Engineering Science Building and the Aero Dynamics Lab.

A man was attacked from behind by three suspects riding bicycles. One suspect hit the victim in the head with a black handgun and held him at gunpoint while the second suspect searched his pockets. The thieves took the victim's I-card and fled on bikes.

A similar incident happened about 9:30 at First and Healey streets. The victim was kicked and punched by one of three suspects, also riding bikes.

The main suspect in both crimes is a black man, 20 - 25 years old, 6' tall. He was wearing a white crew neck t-shirt and shorts. The two other suspects were not described other than they were riding bicycles.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.

Champaign County Crime Stoppers
(217) 373 - TIPS
Text: CCTip + info to CRIMES (274637)

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