Champaign Police Seeking Armed Robbery Suspect

The Champaign Police Department is looking to identify a suspect who is believed to be involved in two recent armed robberies to the CVS at 107 W. Green Street.

The robberies occurred on Oct. 4 at approximately 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 13 at approximately 9 p.m. In both incidents, the offender arrived on a bicycle and entered the store in possession of an apparent long gun. The offender demanded currency and threatened to shoot the store clerk. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of currency, the offender fled westbound on the bicycle.

The offender is described as a white male in his 30s or 40s. He is approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build and broad shoulders. He was reported to have tobacco-like staining on his right fingertips, indicating he is a possible smoker. In both robberies the offender was carrying a green or olive colored book bag that has dark-colored shoulder straps.

The long gun observed in the armed robberies is believed to have a wooden stock.

CVS Robbery Suspect

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CVS Robbery Suspect 2

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CVS Robbery Suspect 3

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Champaign Police are actively investigating these incidents. If you know the whereabouts or identity of this person, please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at; 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.