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Two of three armed robbers arrested from crime Friday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Davon Isiah Hart, 20, and Philip Eugene Knee, 28, both of Champaign, were arrested on the charge of armed robbery Friday.

According to a report from the University of Illinois Police Department, a male student was approached by three men while walking near Lincoln Avenue Residence Hall, 1005 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, around 9:30 p.m.

One of the men displayed a handgun before demanding the student’s belongings.

The report stated two men were arrested in connection to Friday’s robbery, but police are still searching for the third offender. He is described as an 18- to 22-year-old black male, standing at approximately 5’06” with shoulder-length black, braided hair.

Hart and Knee are currently being held in the Champaign County Jail, said Patrick Wade, spokesman for the University police department. Wade said Hart was arrested at 11:08 p.m. and Knee at 11:38 p.m. Friday.

Wade said neither Hart nor Knee had criminal history in Champaign County, prior to their arrests.

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