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Local business held up

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Champaign police are looking for information regarding an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday, March 21, at approximately 9 p.m.

According to a press release from the city of Champaign, the suspect held up the clerk of a business on the 1800 block of Kirby Ave. at gunpoint last Wednesday. He ordered the clerk to put money from the cash register into a bag, took the money, and left the store.

The suspect is described as a 17 to 23 year-old black man, about 5’7″ and 130 lbs. He was wearing a ski mask, blue jeans and a black hoodie at the time of the robbery.

Citizens with information concerning the robbery should call the Investigation Division of the Champaign police department at (217) 351-4545, or call Crimestoppers at (217) 373-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.

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