Campus Safety Notice issued for attempted robbery

Security cameras near Gregory and Dorner drives captured a photo of the car the offenders were driving. According to the report, the vehicle is a newer model sedan and possibly a Pontiac.

Security cameras near Gregory and Dorner drives captured a photo of the car the offenders were driving. According to the report, the vehicle is a newer model sedan and possibly a Pontiac.

By Daily Illini Staff Report

A Campus Safety Notice was issued Saturday, following a robbery that occurred earlier in the morning. According to the notice the robbery took place at approximately 2:39 a.m. near the corner of Dorner and Gregory drives in Urbana.

A group of people walking north on Dorner Drive were approached by a group driving a “newer model four-door sedan,” according to the report, which also said it may have been a Pontiac. One of the offenders then asked for one person’s money. The offenders didn’t present a weapon; the group fled and no injuries were reported, according to the notice.

According to the release, the first offender was described as a heavyset black male, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, wearing a gray tank top and about 25 years old. The second offender was described as a thin black male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, wearing a white t-shirt and about 25 years old. The third offender was described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with a muscular build and wearing a dark colored shirt.

The University of Illinois Police Department asks anyone with information about the incident to call (217) 333-1216. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 (373-TIPS) or by visiting www.373tips.com.

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