Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery at First Midwest Bank


For Immediate Release
November 30, 2015                                                         

Lt. Dave Shaffer
[email protected]

Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery
(First Midwest Bank – 812 W. Springfield Ave)

At approximately 9:30 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the First Midwest Bank located at 812 W. Springfield Ave. for a reported bank robbery.  After entering the bank, the suspect produced a handgun, demanded money, and was last seen leaving northbound on foot from the bank. No injuries were reported.

Officers and Detectives from the Champaign Police Department are currently interviewing witnesses from the bank and immediate area. The Champaign Police Department Crime Scene Unit is currently processing the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 years of age. The suspect is reported to be approximately 5’06” in height and approximately 240 pounds with a “stocky” build. The suspect was wearing a dark colored hat/mask, a blue and white colored plaid shirt, dark colored pants, and white colored tennis shoes. The suspect also carried a dark colored messenger bag and was reportedly armed with a dark colored handgun.  See suspect photo HERE.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call the Champaign Police Investigation Division at (217) 351-4545 or call Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477. Callers can also submit anonymous tips online to Crime Stoppers at or by texting “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone who commits a felony or is a fugitive in Champaign County.

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.


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