ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov | 217-403-7030

This morning, at approximately 9:17 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 2011 W. Springfield Avenue for a reported bank robbery.

According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money; implying but not displaying a weapon. The suspect was handed an undetermined amount of currency and the suspect then fled on foot in a westbound direction. No injuries were reported.

Police are interviewing witnesses from the bank and the immediate area. The suspect is described as a Black male, possibly in his early to middle 40’s, approximately 5’06” to 5’08” in height, approximately 160 pounds with a medium build and dark facial hair. The suspect was seen wearing all-black clothing and dark-framed eyeglasses.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Champaign Police Department Investigations Division at (217) 351-4545.

Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS), online at www.373tips.com, or the “P3 Tips” mobile app. Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.

Champaign Police reminds citizens that information submitted to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous. Calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives your information, completes a tips information form, and then passes the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded.