Attempt to Identify Bank Robbery Suspect

Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us, 217-403-6909

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

On June 5 at approximately 9:17 AM, Champaign Police responded to a reported bank robbery at First Financial Bank, located at 1611 S. Prospect Avenue. Upon arrival, it was determined that a robbery had occurred and an undetermined amount of currency was taken from the business.  No injuries were reported by bank employees.

According to banking staff, the suspect entered First Financial and demanded money, or else he would do bodily harm to the teller. The teller gave the suspect an undetermined amount of currency and the suspect fled on foot, and was last seen going westbound.

The robbery suspect is described as a Black male in his early twenties, approximately 5’08”- 5’09” in height, weighing approximately 200-220 pounds, and having a thin mustache. The suspect was described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark gray jeans, and tan work boots.

Champaign Police are investigating this incident. No arrests have been made at this time.  If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call the Champaign Police Investigation Division at (217) 351-4545 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477.

Champaign Police reminds citizens that information submitted to Crime Stoppers is 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.  Anonymous tips can be shared by phone at:

217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at www.373tips.com; or by texting “CCTIP” plus the crime information to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.

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