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Suspects sought for attempted murder & armed robbery

URBANA -- Police are looking for two suspects involved in an attempted murder and armed robbery.
Urbana Robbery
Urbana Robbery
URBANA -- Police are looking for two suspects involved in an attempted murder and armed robbery. It happened Friday, 12/13, about 9 pm, at the Lincoln Lodge Motel, in the 400-block of East University.

Two suspects entered the lobby, pointed guns at the manager and demanded a safe from the office. The victim's family lives in an apartment above the office. At various times, one suspect went upstairs to control them.

The suspects took the safe, struggling to remove it from the office. As they prepared to leave, they told the victim to lie on the floor. That's when one suspect pointed his gun at the man and shot him. The victim received only a minor wound and was treated, but did not require hospitalization.

The suspects tried taking the safe to a car in the 200-block of Central Avenue, but gave up and left the safe behind. The suspects both wore hooded, gray sweatshirts and scarves over their faces. The clothing looks tan or yellow in the pictures because of lighting in the office.

Both suspects are black men. The shooter is 6', 170 lbs. He was wearing dark pants and dark sneakers with white soles and trim. There seems to be a design on his sweatshirt, but authorities are not sure what it is. The second suspect is 5'7". He wore dark pants and all-white sneakers.

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
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