Today, at approximately 11:14 a.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to the First Midwest Bank located at 812 W. Springfield Avenue for a reported bank robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect entered the bank, passed a note to an employee demanding money and implied possession of a weapon. No injuries have been reported and no currency is believed to have been taken. The suspect was last seen fleeing the bank.
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 black female, or potentially a male disguised as a female. The suspect is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall with long hair (potentially a wig) and was seen wearing a long sleeve grey shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to please call the Champaign Police Department at (217) 351-4545. If you wish to remain anonymous you 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.