UPDATE: U of I Police make arrest in armed robbery case

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Update at 9:15 a.m. on 12/14/21 – A 15-year-old boy is behind bars in an armed robbery on the University of Illinois campus on Monday night.

Word of the crime first came via an Illini-Alert from University of Illinois Police just before 7 p.m. By 7:50 p.m., UIPD said the area was safe, and by 9:25 p.m. UIPD reported an arrest.

Champaign police spokesperson Tom Yelich later provided more details. He said the female victim was walking in the area of Sixth and Daniel when a male in a red sweatshirt and black pants pointed a gun at her and took her phone. The suspect got in a vehicle and fled the area. Soon after, Yelich said U of I officers stopped the vehicle behind the Circle K at Wright and University. Officers searched the vehicle and found a gun.

The juvenile suspect was arrested on preliminary charges of armed robbery and defacing a firearm.

Our newsroom is not identifying the suspect because he is a juvenile.

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Update at 9:25 p.m. on 12/13/21 – The UIPD has made an arrest in connection to the robbery. There are no further safety concerns.

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Update at 7:50 p.m. on 12/13/21 – The UIPD has developed a suspect in the robbery. Officers believe the area is safe but are advising people to continue to use caution.

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Original story:

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – University of Illinois Police are investigating after an armed robbery took place on campus Monday evening.

According to an Illini-Alert, a robbery with a gun took place just before 7 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth and Daniel Streets. People were advised to use caution and avoid the area.

This is a developing story.

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