Law enforcement arrested an 18-year-old man from Urbana, Illinois for an armed robbery incident that occurred on the University of Illinois campus, according to an article by FOX Illinois.
The incident in question occurred on March 7th near the 100 block of North Gregory Street. That is when this Urbana man allegedly threw a student to the ground at gunpoint. Then this man allegedly extracted money and a phone from the student with the assistance of several accomplices.
Even though a trial in this case will not occur for some time, this seems like an ideal opportunity to review Illinois laws against and penalties for robbery and armed robbery.
Robbery in Illinois
As explained in 720 ILCS 5/18-1, robbery occurs when a perpetrator intentionally steals property from a victim. Robbery must occur directly from the person or in the presence of the victim. And the perpetrator must use [...]