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NOTE - The date listed in the title is the date of the posting, not the crime.

Disclaimer: The information on this page was provided to Champaign County Crime Stoppers by local law enforcement. The information was valid at the time it was posted but may be subject to change without notice.

Stolen Vehicle in Urbana - Posted 05-01-23
May 01, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a theft and stolen vehicle. On April 23, 2023, police responded to the Carle Heart and Vascular Institute (701 W. Church St., Urbana) for a stolen vehicle report. Responding officers learned the suspect entered the facility around 9:25 a.m. and walked around inside for several minutes and ultimately located an employee’s backpack. The suspect took the backpack, removed credit/ debit cards, cash, and the victim’s car keys before discarding the backpack in another part of the building. The suspect left the facility and walked to the employee parking lot where he located the victim’s vehicle. The suspect fled in the victim’s 2015 blue Nissan Murano with Illinois plates, AC77517.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on video. The suspect is described as a black male, medium build, with a black and gray beard. He was last seen wearing a white floppy hat, red coat, dark pants, and black/white shoes.

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Theft of Wallet in Champaign - Posted 04/24/2023
April 24, 2023

On March 30, 2023, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a female suspect stole a wallet from a purse while the victim shopped at Home Goods, located at 718 Town Center Boulevard in Champaign. Within minutes the suspect used the victim’s credit cards to purchase large amounts of gift cards from Sam’s Club. The fraudulent transactions totaled over $18,000. Later the same day and the following day the victim’s credit cards were used in Terre Haute, Indiana..

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on video. The suspect appeared to be a middle-aged white female with long dark hair. She was last seen wearing a tan ballcap, tan jacket, blue shirt,and blue jeans

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Retail Theft - Posted 04/17/2023
April 17, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a retail theft.
 
On January 16, 2023, at approximately 1:20 p.m., three subjects entered Meijer at 2401 North Prospect Avenue in Champaign. The offenders selected numerous items and concealed the merchandise in their jackets and backpacks. They exited the store without payment and left in a red/maroon 4-door sedan. The subjects are repeat offenders at the Meijer stores in Champaign and Urbana.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured on video. The three suspects appeared to be black males 20-30 years old. The first male was wearing a black stocking cap, camouflage type jacket, and jeans. The second suspect was wearing a ball cap, black shiny puffer coat, and colorful sweatpants. The third male was wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt with a white strip across the chest and arms, and distressed jeans.
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Motor Vehicle Theft in Champaign - Posted 04/03/23
April 03, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding the theft of a motor vehicle..

On March 7, 2023, at 7:40 p.m., two unknown offenders stole a silver 2011 Toyota Corolla from the 600 block of S Sixth St. in Champaign, which was left unattended with the keys in the ignition. The vehicle plates displayed at the time of theft were Illinois DS45410, and the back windshield and rear passenger windows were tinted. Security cameras captured images of the two offenders walking around

Campustown before and during the incident. Police seek the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle and identifying the suspects captured on video. The first suspect appeared to be a darker skinned black male last seen wearing a black mask, black sweatshirt, jeans with red shorts underneath, and white shoes. The second suspect appeared to be a lighter skinned black male wearing a green or grey sweatshirt, jeans, black/white tennis shoes, and a black backpack.

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Retail Theft in Champaign - Posted 03-27-23
March 27, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a retail theft.

On March 1, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., three subjects entered Ulta Beauty located at 2023 N. Prospect Ave in Champaign. The trio selected over $3,000.00 worth of high-end fragrances and hair tools, and attempted to leave the store without paying. Some merchandise was recovered before the suspects fled in a black Chevy SUV. 

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured on video. The suspects appeared to be black females approximately 20-30 years old. The same suspects were reported to have also stolen merchandise from an Ulta Beauty location in Bloomington, Illinois.
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Armed Robbery at Five Guys - Posted 03/20/2023
March 20, 2023

On February 7, 2023, at approximately 9:40 p.m., police officers responded to a robbery at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, located at 901 West Anthony Drive in Champaign. Upon arrival, officers learned a male entered the restaurant and displayed a firearm, demanding money from the cash register. The suspect fled with over $400.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on video. The suspect was described as a black male, 6’4” tall, and approximately 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing all-black clothing and may have left in a dark-colored SUV. The suspect appeared to have a tattoo of flames on his right hand.
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Shooting in Champaign - Posted 03/13/23
March 13, 2023

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a shooting. On December 13, 2022, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the 900 block of West Beardsley Avenue in Champaign for a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 48-year-old male and a 28-year-old male, each with a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, where they were treated and released. Champaign Police are seeking assistance identifying a person of interest related to this investigation.
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2021 Homicide in Champaign - Posted 03-06-23
March 06, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a homicide.

On July 23, 2021, at 4:57 p.m., police officers responded to the 3000 block of Edward Hoffman Dr. in Champaign for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located 26-year-old Jayvohn Foster with a single life-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.


Retail Theft in the City of Champaign - Posted 02/27/2023
February 27, 2023

On December 6, 2022, at approximately 7:16 p.m., one female and two male subjects entered T-Mobile located at 61 East Marketview Drive in Champaign. The female approached the counter and asked to purchase five iPhones. Once the phones were retrieved from a locked cabinet, one male distracted an employee and grabbed the phones from the counter. The other male stood by holding the door open until they were all exiting the business. The suspects fled with the phones valued at $4,500.00.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video. The female appeared to be a black female, wearing a yellow cap, black coat, light-colored jeans, and orange shoes. The male suspects appeared to be black males. One male was wearing a black hat, gray sweatshirt, black pants and shoes. The second male was wearing a maroon sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes.

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Burglary - Posted0 2/13/23
February 13, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a burglary. Between January 17, 2023, at 2:30 P.M., and January 18, 2023, at 5:00 P.M., an unknown suspect(s) gained access into a storage garage in the 1600 block of Willow View Road in Urbana Township. Once inside, approximately 32 miscellaneous power tools were stolen, to include but not limited to, a hammer drill, circular saws, charging stations, drill sets and driver sets, framing nailers, trim gun, Sawzall, compact router, and wet/dry vacuum. The total estimated value of the stolen tools is over $11,000.00 dollars.

Package Theft in Urbana - Posted 02/06/23
February 06, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a theft.

On January 10, 2023, at 6:30 PM, an individual approached a residence in the 1500 block of S. Smith Rd. in Urbana. The male suspect removed a delivery package from the victim’s porch and fled the scene on foot.
 
The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black knit stocking cap with white lettering on the front, a black zip up jacket, and blue jeans with holes in the knee. The incident was captured on the victim’s video doorbell. The stolen property in this case has not been recovered.
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Assault in Champaign - Posted 01/30/2023
January 30, 2023

On September 4, 2022, at approximately 1:15 a.m., an unknown male asked the victim to follow him to another area inside Kam’s bar, located at 102 East Green Street in Champaign. The male then became aggressive and repeatedly pushed the female victim against a wall when she tried to leave. The victim was able to get away and the suspect left the area on foot.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect was described as a white male with brown hair, 5’10” tall, and had a slight European accent. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with a lion design on the front and back, khaki pants, and white shoes.

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Identity Theft - Posted 01/23/2023
January 23, 2023

On January 3, 2023, at approximately 12:00 p.m., an unknown male entered the First Mid Bank & Trust located at 114 West Church Street in Champaign. The male presented a fake identification card and withdrew $8,800.00 from the victim’s account. The suspect left in an unknown direction.
 
Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The subject appeared to be a white male with a receding hairline, and was last seen wearing a blue surgical mask, blue jacket, and light-colored pants.
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Credit Union Attempted Robbery - Posted 01/17/23
January 17, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding an attempted robbery. On January 10, 2023, at approximately 3:03 p.m., a black male subject entered Champaign County Schools Employees Credit Union at 1203 South Mattis Avenue and demanded money. After being refused the subject fled the building without obtaining any money. Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect appeared to be a black male wearing a face mask, black Nike sweatshirt, black pants, white shoes and a light purple wig.
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Criminal Damage in Champaign - Posted 01-09-23
January 09, 2023

this week, Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding criminal damage.

Between 5 pm on December 16 and 3:20 a.m. on December 17, 2022, an unknown suspect damaged eight air conditioning units located in the parking area at 202 E. Green St. in Champaign. Security cameras captured images of a person of interest in the area at the time of the crime. Police need your help identifying the subject captured on video. The subject is described as a middle-aged white male and was seen wearing a dark blue jacket, a grey or olive-green hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and boots.

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Theft and Credit Card Fraud in Champaign - Posted 01/03/2023
January 03, 2023

On December 9, 2022, at approximately 1:15 p.m., a male suspect stole a wallet from a purse while distracting a customer at Hobby Lobby, located at 2102 North Neil Street in Champaign. The male then used the victim’s credit cards to purchase a large amount of gift cards from Sam’s Club nearby. The fraudulent transactions totaled over $10,000.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect was described as a middle-aged white male, last seen wearing a camouflage jacket and baseball cap. If you have any information regarding this or any crime in Champaign County, please contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, 373tips.com, or via the P3 Tips mobile app.

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Bank Robbery 12/27/2022
December 27, 2022

On December 19, 2022, at approximately 9:11 a.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to the First Financial Bank located at 1205 South Neil Street for reports of a bank robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a suspect entered the bank, displayed a note indicating the presence of a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of currency.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect was described as a white male with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black hat, white face mask, dark blue vest, long-sleeved gray shirt, jeans, and black gloves. The suspect may have left the area in a maroon sport utility vehicle.
 
Investigators are asking any businesses or residents with surveillance cameras to review the footage for any persons or vehicles captured in the area either prior to or after the incident.
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Attempted Theft and Criminal Damage - 12/19/22
December 19, 2022

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding Attempted Theft and Criminal Damage. On November 21, 2022, during the overnight hours, someone attempted to steal two classic cars from Two Lane Motors located at 903 South Prairieview Road in Mahomet. The offenders were unsuccessful in stealing the cars but committed extensive damage in their attempt.

Robbery in Champaign - 12-12-22
December 12, 2022

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a robbery.

On October 30, 2022, at 2:10 a.m., a male victim was walking in the 300 block of East Green St. in Champaign when someone came up behind him and grabbed food out of his hand. The victim pursued the offender who then, with three additional offenders, battered the victim and took his phone. The four offenders fled west on Green St, and were captured on video.

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Aggravated Battery in Champaign - 12-5-22
December 05, 2022

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding an aggravated battery.

On September 17, 2022, at approximately 7:45 p.m., two males battered a third male inside One Stop Food and Liquor, located at 701 North Neil Street in Champaign. Officers have identified one of the suspects but are asking for assistance in identifying the other suspect captured on video.

The unidentified suspect appeared to be a black male, last seen wearing a gray Super Mario Brothers t-shirt and black Adidas brand pants. The suspects left in a red sedan, possibly a Mitsubishi.
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