Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Today, at approximately 12:57 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street for a reported armed robbery.

According to staff, a suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect took an undetermined amount of currency and cigarettes before fleeing the scene in a reported stolen vehicle.  No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a Black male, possibly in his late teens to early 20’s, approximately 5’08” in height with a thin build.  The suspect was seen wearing light blue jean pants; black tennis shoes; a black shirt; and a black mask that covered the bottom portion of his face. The vehicle is described as a small blue sedan with a license plate number of V265067.

Police are investigating this incident and ask that anyone with information contact 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.


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