Latest: 4:25 pm, Friday, April 20
Two men are accused of robbing a UI student of $23,000 in casino winnings. John Williamson and Marvino Mister were arrested in Peoria.
Police say they held up the 22-year old Champaign man. It happened last Thursday in the underground parking garage of an apartment building on S. Third St.
The victim and his two friends just returned from the Par-a-dice Casino in East Peoria.
Update: 11:16 am, Thursday, April 12
Police are investigating an armed robbery. It happened in the 500-block of S. Third St. in the underground garage of an apartment building. Three people were approached by a man with a gun who demanded money.
As one victim began giving the suspect his money, a car entered the garage causing the suspect to flee. Money wasn't taken from either of the other two victims. No injuries were reported.
The suspect is a black male, 5'9", 180 lbs., with short, braided hair. He was wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt. The suspect also had "light facial hair," but "heavier patches" were seen on his upper lip and chin.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and earn a cash reward.
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Original: 7:44 am
Champaign police are investigating an armed robbery. It happened around 6 a.m. at an apartment complex near 3rd and Healey in Champaign. Police are searching for a suspect.