Champaign Police were dispatched at 2:48 p.m. on July 18, 2023, to the 1200 block of S. Mattis Avenue for a report of a robbery at a credit union. Upon arrival, officers learned a suspect entered the credit union, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of currency. No injuries have been reported to Champaign Police, and there is no evidence the gun was discharged during the commission of the robbery.
The suspect is described as an African American male in his late 20s or early 30s with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, white gloves, and dark-colored sneakers. His face was hidden by a black mask.
Officers continue to canvass the surrounding area for witnesses and video footage that may be of investigative assistance. Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to notify the police department. No arrests have been made at this time, and the investigation is ongoing. Future updates may be provided as they become available.
Champaign Police ask that anyone who has additional information please call 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 373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.
Citizens are reminded 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 cash rewards of $5,000 for tips that lead to an arrest in any homicide case, $2,500 for tips leading to an arrest in a felony crime involving a firearm, and up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any other crime.