Suspect who robbed Koohinoor Indian Restaurant charged

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WCIA)–Champaign Police have arrested a man for robbing Koohinoor Indian Restaurant on Wednesday.

Gregory Lee Gates, 54, was stopped by an officer on patrol about a block away from the scene.

Gates confessed to the robbery, and said he was hungry, going through withdrawals and needed something. Police searched his living area and found a computer, charging cord and $1,400.

Because he had multiple convictions prior to this, dating all the way back to 1989, he will face sentencing as a Class-X felon, meaning he would receive a six to 30-year mandatory minimum prison term if convicted. His bond $50,000.

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