Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

On August 13, at approximately 10:34 p.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to the Circle K gas station, located at 1713 W. John St., for a reported Armed Robbery.

According to reports, a male subject entered the location at approximately 10:30 p.m. and held the clerks at gunpoint, stealing two packs of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of currency.

The suspect is described as a black male with a light skin complexion who appears to be in his mid-twenties. He is approximately 5’10’’ in height with a thin build. He was seen wearing a red hoodie and donned a mask that covered his face except for his eyes.

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.

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.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.