Police Investigate Bank Robbery (Marine Bank, 1001 S. Neil Street)

Champaign police are currently searching for a robbery suspect who entered Marine Bank, located at 1001 S. Neil Street, at approximately 1:09 PM this afternoon, demanding money.

Bank employees reported seeing the suspect enter the bank wearing sunglasses, a hat and possibly a wig. The suspect then asked to speak with staff about bank services. While speaking with the employee, he displayed a note demanding a specific amount of cash. Although no gun was seen, the suspect implied to the employee that he had one. He was then given a large sum of cash and left the area on foot in a northwest direction.

There were five employees were in the bank at the time of the robbery; however, none reported being physically harmed.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30’s, slender build, with olive-colored skin. He was last seen wearing a tan or light-colored “golf-style” hat with black, shiny shoulder-length hair (possibly a wig), a black button up shirt, with a light or white t-shirt underneath.

Detectives are looking at other robberies to determine if any are related or if additional suspects are involved.

Information can reported to the Champaign Police Department by calling (217) 351-4545 or callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 373-8477 (TIPS.) Information can also be sent by anonymous web tip by going to: www.373tips.com or by texting keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).