DECATUR — Police are investigating after a Decatur teen said he was robbed of money and a bag of snacks he had recently bought at a local convenience store.

Sgt. Chris Copeland said the 17-year-old victim told officers was walking home Monday night from the store where he purchased the snacks and saw two men approaching around the 1000 block of East Prairie Street.

They displayed a gun and demanded he give them everything he had, Copeland said. The victim said he was punched in the face and dropped the bag of snacks along with the change from the purchase. He ran home but later went to HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital where he received stitches in mouth.

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The suspects were described as two black men between the ages of 17 to 19. One suspect was wearing a mask. He was described as approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, dark-complected, and weighing 150 pounds.

The second suspect had a lighter complexion, close to 6 foot tall, weighing about 165 pounds. He also had grayish brown hair and an unkempt beard.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at (217) 423-TIPS.

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Contact Donnette Beckett at (217) 421-6983. Follow her on Twitter: @donnettebHR


"Together Decatur" Columnist and Food and Drink Reporter

“Together Decatur” columnist and food and drink reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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