A U. of I. employee reported that he was robbed of cash and his cellphone at 4:36 p.m. Thursday near his residence in the 2100 block of South Orchard Street, Urbana. The victim and offender met through an online marketplace and had arranged to meet so the victim could purchase electronics items from the offender. When the victim arrived with cash to make the purchase, the offender produced a handgun and demanded the money. The investigation is ongoing.
A U. of I. student reported Thursday that someone had made unauthorized charges to his credit card on Jan. 22. The student disputed the charges, which totaled $415.13, with the credit card company and recovered the lost funds.
A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between Sept. 28-30 from Snyder Hall, 206 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $400, was locked to a rack.
A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 7-11 p.m. Wednesday from Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $800, was locked to a rack.