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

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | [email protected]


Today, at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road for a reported bank robbery.

According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank, jumped onto the counter, announced it was a robbery and demanded money.  The suspect was given an undetermined amount of currency and the suspect then fled on foot in a northerly direction.  A weapon was not implied or displayed, and no injuries were reported.

Police are currently interviewing witnesses from the bank and immediate area. The suspect is described as a White male, possibly in his middle 20’s or early 30’s, approximately 5’10” in height with a thin build and strawberry blonde colored facial hair.  The suspect was also wearing a dark colored stocking cap, a blue colored Illinois hooded sweatshirt, dark colored sweat pants and tennis shoes.

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 or online at  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.