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Help identify robbery suspect

<span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Update: 3:55 pm<br><br></span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- It's happened before but not in this part of town.
Update: 3:55 pm
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- It's happened before but not in this part of town. UI police are investigating a purse snatching.

It happened Monday, October 8th in the 1000-block of Clark Street. Investigators say a man on a bike rode by a woman walking shortly before 6pm. He grabbed her purse as we went by. Police say the victim ran after him but couldn't catch him. She then called 911.

Sgt. Tom Geis with University of Illinois Police said, "We've had crimes of similar nature, similar descriptions with people on bikes." Security cameras in the area took a picture of two men on bikes. Investigators believe the second man is the suspect and the first had nothing to do with the robbery.

Geis described the suspect as a black man around 20 years old, six-feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with black jeans.

If you know anything about this case, call Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 373-TIPS. Or text: CCTip plus your information and send it to CRIMES. Or log on. You don't have to give your name or testify in court. You could get a cash reward.

Original Post 10:43am
Police want help identifying a robbery suspect. It happened October 8, just before 6 pm in the 1000-block of Clark Street in Urbana. A woman reported a man on a bike grabbed her purse as he rode past her.

The suspect is described as a black man, about 20-years old, 6'0" and medium build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black jeans. Another black man was riding a bike in front of the suspect, but did not take part in the robbery.

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
373tips.com
Text: Tip397 + info to CRIMES (274637)
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