Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 19, 2013

Barber robbed at gunpoint receives cash donation


Associated Press

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URBANA (AP) — An Urbana barber who was robbed at gunpoint earlier this month has received a donation to cover his losses, thanks to a good Samaritan.

The Champaign News-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/Xonltd ) that 63-year-old James Winston received $60 cash last week. That was days after his business inside Sunnycrest Mall was robbed.

The newspaper reported on the robbery in a Feb. 8 story and a person donated an envelope with the money to the newspaper's offices. The person asked to remain unnamed.

The money contained a handwritten note thanking Winston for his services. It was signed "two haircuts and two smiles."

Winston says he's thankful.