DANVILLE — City police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday night.
Officers responded around 10:41 p.m. Thursday to the area of the 200 block of Victory Street after a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred, according to Police Commander Joshua Webb.
A Mr. Taxi driver told officers he was robbed at gunpoint by two male subjects who appeared to be teenagers. The driver said he picked up the subjects in the area of the 800 block of Harrison Street, then drove them to the area of the 200 block of Victory where one of the subjects pointed a handgun at him and the other subject displayed a knife.
The driver was forced out of the vehicle and robbed of his personal items. The suspects then left the scene by stealing the vehicle and driving north on Griffin Street.
Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, police located the stolen vehicle abandoned in the area of the unit block of Beard Street.
The driver described the suspects as male blacks between the ages of 14-16 years old. They both had skinny builds and suspect No. 1 was around 5 foot, 10 inches tall while suspect No. 2 was around 5 foot 7 inches tall. Both suspects were last seen wearing all black clothing.
No injuries were reported. Police continue to investigate this incident, as well as a similar incident from Jan. 8 where a Pizza Hut delivery driver also was robbed in the same area. It is unknown whether these incidents are related.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call Danville Police at (217) 431-2250 or call Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.