Two arrested in connection with armed robberies


Champaign - Police arrest two suspected connected to an armed robbery on February 9th.

On February 9th around 6:15 p.m. a man and woman were robbed at gunpoint, in the 600 block of East White Street. The suspects were seen leaving the scene in a Lincoln Town Car.

Police located the car in the 600 block of University Avenue, where they performed a traffic stop, arresting all five occupants of the car. Two males inside the vehicle matched the description, police also located a loaded revolver and the stolen property.

Derek Cox, 20, and a 17-year-old juvenile were both arrested.  

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., officers received a second report of a robbery attempt.  Police later determined that this crime was related the first robbery and that it had also occurred in the 600 block of E. White Street. Both suspects, who were arrested in connection with the first robbery, were also identified as suspects in this robbery

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