Today, at approximately 10:23 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the Family Dollar, located at 1204 N. Market Street, for a reported armed robbery.
The preliminary investigation revealed a suspect entered the store, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from the clerk. During the commission of the robbery, the suspect discharged the weapon inside the store and obtained an undetermined amount of currency. No injuries were reported during this incident. Afterward, the suspect fled northbound on foot and possibly entered a light-colored vehicle in the area.
The suspect, pictured below, is described as light complected, approximately 5’08” tall and thin build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with “PUMA” on the front, longer white shorts with a thick dark-colored stripe down the side, and black shoes with white soles. The suspect’s face was covered with a blue bandana. It is unknown at this time if the suspect was a male or female.
Champaign Police continue to investigate this incident and no arrest has been made at this time.
Anyone who may have information about this armed robbery should contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately with police. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at 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.
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.