Man assaulted and robbed by suspects on bikes

Published 10/25 2012 05:34PM

Updated 10/25 2012 06:32PM

Update: 5:35 pm, 10/25/12, Thursday
URBANA -- Police are trying to find two men who robbed a UI student early Wednesday morning. Authorities say the student was walking after midnight when two men on bikes stopped him.

One asked to borrow his cellphone, the other hit him in the back of the head. Authorities say they took his phone and wallet.

UI police say more than 18-crimes like this have happened around campus since the semester started. Authorities say the victim in this case was on his way home after walking someone else home.

They say many robberies happen late at night. Police say the best advice is to make sure you're not walking alone.

Champaign police say they've also seen several attacks similar to this. At least four involved juveniles assaulting other people in the past few months. Some involved people on bikes.

Police have made some arrests, but they say there could be others which are going unreported on campus.

Original: 3:44 pm, 10/24/12, Wednesday
URBANA -- UI police report a man was assaulted and robbed just after midnight Wednesday. It happened in the 1900-block of S. Orchard.

Authorities say the victim was walking home when two men on bikes confronted him. One suspect asked to use the victim's cellphone and the second suspect approached him from behind and hit him in the head multiple times.

The suspects took off with the victim's cellphone and wallet valued at more than $400. The victim was evaluated by EMS, but did not seek further treatment.

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