Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Early Morning Armed Robbery

On May 15, 2021, at approximately 5:57 a.m., a suspect entered the coffee bar area of Harvest Market, located at 2029 South Neil Street, and presented a large butcher knife from a brown paper bag and demanded cash from the register. The store employee complied, and the suspect retrieved an undisclosed amount of currency from the register. No injuries were reported to police.

May 15 Armed Robbery Suspect Vehicle


Suspect vehicle

The suspect exited the store and left southbound in a silver Chevy Impala. The suspect is described as a white male, in his 40s or 50s, and balding. He was wearing a royal blue jacket, a green shirt, burgundy pants, and royal blue tennis shoes.

The investigation is on-going, and anyone with information about this incident or the individual involved is asked to please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements may be made for information to be shared privately. If you wish to remain anonymous you 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.