Police Investigating Armed Robbery, Seek Public Assistance Identifying Suspect

On March 22, 2020, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the Circle K gas station located at 1501 North Neil Street for a reported armed robbery.  Upon arrival, officers learned a male subject entered the business, displayed a black handgun, and demanded money and cigarettes from the clerk.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount of currency and cigarettes, the suspect fled east on foot from the convenience store.  No injuries were reported to Champaign Police, and there were no other patrons in the store at the time.

Armed Robbery Suspect March 2020


The suspect is described as a black male, 5’06”-5’09” tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds.  The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up, gray sweatpants, brown shoes, and what is believed to be a black curly wig partially covering his face.




Armed Robbery Suspect 2 March 2020


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 is on-going, 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.