On March 19, 2010, the Champaign Police Department took a report of a home invasion and aggravated battery that occurred at approximately 2:10 am in the 400 block of East Healy in Champaign. (map)
The victim was walking alone to her apartment located in the 400 block of East Healy. As she opened the door to her apartment, a person grabbed her right arm, spun her around and hit her in the face from behind. The offender continued to strike the victim in the face multiple times. The offender did not take any personal belongings from the victim and was eventually chased off by another occupant of the apartment. The offender fled the scene and was not apprehended. The offender was described as a black male, approximately 35 years of age, 5 foot 10 inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds. The offender was wearing a dark shirt, dark blue jeans and a tan hat. The offender had short black hair and facial hair with some gray in it.
The victim sustained facial injuries in the incident and sought medical assistance at a local hospital.
The University of Illinois, Champaign and Urbana Police Departments are coordinating efforts for specialized patrols in the campus district to locate and apprehend any offender(s).
This is a composite sketch of the offender for this crime.
Anyone with information about these incidents should call the University of Illinois Police Department at 217-333- 1216. Information also can be shared anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 217-373-TIPS or online at: http://www.champaigncountycrimestoppers.com/ Crimes in progress, reporting of suspicious individuals or any event requiring a police response should be reported to our regional dispatch center by calling 911.
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