RANTOUL — A Mission, Texas, man was injured when he was struck during an armed robbery while sitting outside his hotel room Rantoul.

Rantoul police Sgt. Rodney Sullivan said the 53-year-old male was sitting at a picnic table on the south side of the Quarters Inn, 200 Linden Ave., between midnight and 12:30 a.m. Sept. 13 when he was approached by three people.

The man said they took his belongings, including a necklace, a cell phone and wallet.

The victim said all three men were wearing masks, and one of them had what appeared to be a handgun.

Sullivan said the man was struck once in the head by one of the men, causing a small laceration.

The incident was not reported until the evening of Sept. 13.

dhinton@rantoulpress.com