Police seek the public’s help in identifying bank robbery suspect 

By Jacob Singleton

Today, at approximately 12:22 p.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to Central Illinois Bank, located at 302 W. Springfield Ave. for a reported bank robbery.

According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money, implying but not displaying a weapon.  The suspect was handed an undetermined amount of currency and the suspect then fled on foot in a northwest direction.  No injuries were reported.   

Police are currently interviewing witnesses from the bank and the immediate area. The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his mid- to late-30s, approximately 5’05” to 5’08” in height, with a thin build.The suspect was wearing a gray shirt and dark blue hat.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Champaign Police Department Investigations Division at (217) 351-4545. 

Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by phone at (217) 373-8477; online at www.373tips.com, or by texting “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime. 

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