Police searching for suspects after two armed robberies


Champaign - Police need help after a local pizza delivery business employee and a local service worker were robbed at gun point.


On December 8th around 9:45 p.m., a local pizza delivery business took an order to be delivered to the 1500 block of Kingsway Drive, Champaign, which is also known as "Dobbins Downs". Once the driver arrived at what appeared to be a vacant address, he was robbed at gunpoint of his currency and food which he was delivering.


On December 9th, 2013 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a local service worker was completing work in the 1600 block of Dobbins Drive, also located in the "Dobbins Downs" neighborhood. Prior to leaving the area, he was approached by a black male who robbed him at gunpoint of U.S. currency.


Police say the suspects are men in their late teens to mid twenties. One was wearing black fingerless gloves, and  the other was wearing a dark colored coat with a red patch, with large red letters on the back in the shape of an arch.


Anyone with information concerning these crimes are encouraged to notify the Champaign County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division (217-384-1213) or Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, or text a tip to CRIMES (274637).

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