Armed robbery occurs on University Avenue


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Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By Aidan Sadovi, Staff Writer

An armed robbery with an alleged handgun occurred at 500 E. University Ave., according to an Illini alert sent out around 7 p.m. Tuesday night.  

According to the police scanner, the suspect was allegedly seen by police for a separate incident on Monday. 

According to police chatter, the suspect, a man, possibly aged around 40 to 50, put a weapon to the victim’s back before taking their wallet, though it is unsure whether the “implied weapon” was a gun.


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