Woman assaulted and robbed

By Betty Simpson | bsimpson@wcia.com

Published 02/10 2014 10:55AM

Updated 02/10 2014 05:37PM

CHAMPAIGN -- Authorities are investigating a robbery. It happened about 9 pm, Saturday, February 1, in the 2600-block of North Prospect.

Police say a woman was walking from Walmart to a bus stop when she noticed two men at the shelter. After waiting for a bus for about ten minutes, one of the men lunged at her and grabbed her purse.

She was pushed to the ground and punched in the face several times. A witness says the men ran southeast toward the Town Center Apartments. The victim was treated for injuries which included a bloody nose and swelling to her face.

The suspects are both described as young black males in their teens. One is dark-skinned, about 6', with an average build. He was wearing a red scarf or bandana over his face.

The second is light-skinned, about 5'8", with an average build. He was wearing a blue cap, scarf or bandana.

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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