On March 10, 2020, at approximately 9:24 p.m., Champaign Police responded to Joe’s Liquor, located at 1807 W. Bradley Avenue, for a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned two subjects entered the business and one forcefully held the clerk at gunpoint demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of currency, the suspects fled the business. No serious injuries have been reported to Champaign Police and there is currently no evidence a firearm was discharged during the commission of the armed robbery.
Video evidence and witness descriptions suggest one suspect is a tall white male with an athletic build; the second suspect is described as a heavyset black male. Both suspects were wearing ski masks and dark clothing.
Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to contact the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.
The investigation remains ongoing and updates may be provided as they become available.
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.
Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.