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Bank Robbery in the City of Champaign
January 21, 2020

On January 10, 2020 at approximately 11:15 a.m., officers responded to First Midwest Bank located at 812 West Springfield Avenue in Champaign for a bank robbery. Employees advised a female had entered the bank and demanded money while implying she had a weapon. The female suspect fled in a silver sedan which was later found to be stolen.
 
The suspect was described as a black female in her 20’s with long black hair believed to be a wig. She was approximately 5’6” tall and was last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a gray shirt, green/red flannel shirt and blue jeans.
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Retail Theft in the City of Champaign
January 13, 2020

On Saturday, January 4, 2020 within thirty minutes of each other, retail thefts occurred at two businesses; T- Mobile at 2504 N. Prospect Avenue and Disc Replay at 2012 N. Prospect Avenue in Champaign. The same male and female are believed to be suspects in both thefts. Items stolen included cell phones and a tablet with a combined value of over $3,000.00.
 
The first suspect was a black male in his 20s, wearing a white stocking cap, a pink and black Looney Tunes jacket, light washed jeans and earrings in both ears. The second suspect was a black female in her 20s, wearing a navy blue coat, distressed jeans, and carrying a brown or yellow purse. The female had long braided hair pulled back in a ponytail.
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Armed Robberies and Burglaries of Motor Vehicles in Champaign
January 06, 2020

On December 7, 2019 at 1:18 a.m., a victim was robbed at gunpoint and hit in the face with the gun. While delivering food for Asian Noodle & Sushi restaurant, the victim was confronted by three black males. One male brandished a handgun and the other males assisted in the robbery. Along with stealing the food, the victim’s pockets were searched and ID’s, money cards, and cash were taken. The victim’s vehicle had also been ransacked.
 
On December 15, 2019 at 8:36 p.m., another delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint. It was reported that four black males approached the victim, one brandishing a firearm. The male with the gun pushed the barrel of the pistol into the victim’s side. The suspects stole the food, delivered from China King, along with the victim’s purse, phone, cash, and jewelry. The victim’s vehicle had also been rummaged through.
 
On December 17, 2019 at 5:31 a.m., a victim was robbed at gunpoint while walking to her vehicle. Four black males surrounded the victim and the male with the gun pointed the muzzle to the side of the victim’s head. He also used the gun to hit her in the head. The suspects stole the victim’s purse and cell phone before the robbery was interrupted by witnesses.
 
The suspects were all described as black males with thin builds in their late teens to early twenties. The suspects were all wearing sweatshirts and jeans. It is believed these robberies could all be related.


Retail Theft and Aggravated Battery in the City of Champaign
December 23, 2019

On December 12, 2019 at approximately 8:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a retail theft at Target, located at 2102 N. Prospect Avenue in Champaign. Two females concealed several items and when confronted by asset protection, a small struggle ensued with one suspect pushing past the employee and the other kicking them as the suspects fled.
 
The suspects were black females in their 30’s. One suspect was 5’09, 300 lbs., with long braids and was wearing a camo and orange Nike sweatshirt with black pants. The second suspect was described as 5’6, 150 lbs., wearing a black jacket and light-colored blue jeans. The suspects left the area in a black SUV.
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Shots Fired in Urbana
December 16, 2019

On Thursday, December 12, 2019 at approximately 4:10 p.m., police officers responded to the report of shots fired in the 800 block of Oakland Avenue in Urbana. Officers arrived and located a black Audi sedan in the parking lot of the apartment complex riddled with bullet holes. It was later determined the Audi had previously been reported stolen from Chicago.
 
Preliminary information would indicate that multiple people were standing near the Audi when another vehicle drove up, approached the group and at least one person stepped out of the offender’s vehicle and began shooting. At this time, no one has reported to police as being injured by gunfire.
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Residential Burglary in the rural Town of Longview
December 09, 2019

On Friday, November 8th, 2019, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in rural Longview, Illinois (Crittenden Township) for report of a residential burglary. The suspect made entry to the residence through an
unsecured window and stole property. The suspect was caught on video surveillance.
 
The suspect is described as a middle-aged white male, approximately 50-60 years old, heavier set, with little hair, and glasses. At the time of this offense the male was seen wearing a brown (khaki) colored Carhartt style coat, blue jeans, and brown shoes.
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Burglary and Credit Card Theft in the City of Urbana
December 02, 2019

On Sunday, October 27, 2019 at approximately 1:00 P.M., unknown suspect(s) broke into a locked vehicle at the Urbana Dog Park. The suspect(s) broke the window to gain access to the victim’s purse on the front seat and stole it. Approximately ten minutes later, a suspect was caught on camera using the victim’s credit card at Wal-Mart in Urbana.
 
The suspect was described as a white female, 25 to 35 years old, 5’07”-5’10” tall with a neck tattoo. She was last seen wearing a very distinctive black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
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Theft of Motor Vehicle in Rantoul
November 25, 2019

On Sunday, November 17, 2019 at approximately 2:36 P.M., a 2012 Ford Edge was stolen from the 800 block of N. Maplewood Drive in Rantoul. The vehicle was left running and unattended in the driveway of the residence. Upon exiting the residence a few minutes later, the owner discovered the vehicle missing. The
vehicle was recovered in Champaign on November 18, 2019 after being involved in a hit and run accident. There is no suspect information at this time.
 
Law enforcement is reminding citizens to not leave their vehicles running and unattended, as there have been multiple incidents of vehicles being stolen while left running to warm up.


Retail Theft in the City of Champaign
November 12, 2019

On September 15, 2019 at approximately 9:30 a.m., a female suspect stole merchandise from Menards, located at 620 W. Town Center Boulevard in Champaign. The female was observed concealing several types of copper
wire in her purse and leaving the store without paying for it. The copper wire was valued at over $900.00.
 
The suspect was described as a white female with brown hair, 45-55 years old with a medium build. She was last seen wearing a gray shirt, dark pants and carrying a large purse. The female arrived with a male in a dark colored Ford Explorer with driver’s side front end damage.
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Criminal Damage and Attempted Burglary in the City of Champaign
November 04, 2019

On October 26, 2019 at approximately 9:56 a.m., two males broke into a display case at Walmart, located at 2610 N. Prospect Avenue in Champaign, and attempted to steal electronic game consoles. The males started toward the exits with the merchandise but left the cart behind and fled when approached by management. The game consoles were valued at over $3,000.00.
 
The two suspects were both black males, 26 to 32 years of age. The first male was wearing a black hat, black and blue jacket, and dark pants. The second was wearing a camo hat, black hoodie, an orange reflective vest, and dark pants. It’s believed the males fled the area in a black over tan SUV, similar in style to an Oldsmobile Bravada.
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Armed Robery in the City of Champaign
October 28, 2019

On October 15, 2019 at approximately 10:25 a.m., a male suspect attempted to steal a victim’s purse as she exited her vehicle in the parking lot of Schnucks, located at 109 N. Mattis Avenue in Champaign. The suspect began punching the victim in the face and also punched a second victim who tried to help.
 
The suspect is described as a black male, 5’9 to 6’0 tall, 190 lbs., and between 40-50 years old. He was last seen wearing a black White Sox hat, black jacket and dark jeans with white on the pockets.
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Fraudulent use of Debit Cards in Urbana and Rantoul
October 21, 2019

In the late evening hours of Thursday, October 10th, a victim inadvertently lost his wallet. Within minutes after his last legitimate purchase, numerous unauthorized purchases were made at gas/convenience stores in Urbana
and Rantoul totaling over $1,500.00. The suspects purchased gas, food items, cell phone cards, scratch off lottery tickets, alcohol and cigarettes.
 
There were five suspects described as being in their late 20’s to early-mid 40’s, with the following descriptions.
 
Male #1 – is a black male, 6’0, 200 lbs., wearing a gray Nike sweat suit.
Male #2 – is a black male, 5’6, 140 lbs., wearing a red sweatshirt and black pants.
Female #1 – is a black female, 5’2, 130 lbs., wearing a black shirt and distressed blue jeans.
Female #2 – is a black female, 5’10, 200 lbs., wearing a light blue and white Nike track suit bearing her midriff.
Female #3 – is a black female, 5’5, 165 lbs., wearing a dark Adidas tracksuit.
Male #1 signed all of the receipts with the alias ‘Richard Smith’.
 
The five suspects were connected to three vehicles, a gray or taupe Toyota Highlander, a blue Ford Edge and a Ford Fusion.
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Retail Theft in the City of Champaign
October 14, 2019

On June 6 and July 2, 2019, a female suspect entered Mosser’s Shoes at 6 Convenience Center Road in Champaign and stole merchandise. The suspect stole a variety of product from wallets, shoes, backpacks and duffle bags, the total value between $500 and $1,200.00.
 
The suspect was described as a white female with blond hair, 5’5” and 150 lbs. She was seen wearing the same outfit on both dates, a black shirt with FOX on the front and blue jean shorts. She left the area in a black Chrysler Town & Country van.
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Retail Theft in the City of Champaign
October 07, 2019

On September 27, 2019 at approximately 2:00 p.m., a male suspect stole a necklace from Macy’s at Market Place Mall, 2000 N. Neil Street in Champaign. The male suspect entered the store and asked to see a diamond necklace on display. An employee removed the necklace from the display case and handed it to the suspect. The suspect fled the store with the necklace in hand. The diamond necklace was valued at $9000.00.
 
The suspect was described as a light-skinned black male, 5’09”, 175 lbs., wearing a black hat, gray with white zip-up sweatshirt and jeans. The male was believed to have left the parking lot in a gray Honda CRV.
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Retail Theft in the City of Champaign
September 30, 2019

On July 7, July 16, and July 20 of 2019, a white male driving a maroon vehicle pumped gas at the Mach 1 gas station, located at 902 Bloomington Road in Champaign, then left without paying. The total retail theft at this
time is over $100.00.
 
The suspect is a white male, 20 to 35 years of age, with short hair and a thin beard. The photos show the male wearing a white shirt with orange shorts during the first retail theft, a white shirt with dark pants at the second,
and not shown, but he wore a black shirt with unknown pants during the third retail theft.
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Burglaries in the City of Champaign
September 23, 2019

On July 11, 2019 around 1:00 a.m., a smash and grab burglary took place at T-Mobile located at 2504 N. Prospect Avenue in Champaign. A suspect(s) made  entry to the business by smashing the front door glass then fleeing with numerous cellphones and watches.
 
On July 12, 2019 at 7:57 p.m., a second burglary took place at the same T-Mobile location. Two male suspects entered the store, looked at cellphones then each ran out the door carrying a cellphone. In total, the loss of merchandise was valued at over $7,600.00, not including the repair to the glass door.
 
One suspect was a taller black male with a heavier build, and had long dreads held back in a ponytail. He was wearing a black baseball cap, white t-shirt and blue jeans. The second suspect was a shorter black male, average build, with short black hair. He was wearing a red Nike t-shirt and distressed blue jeans.
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Burglaries in Champaign and the Surrounding Counties
September 16, 2019

Over the past few months, unknown suspect(s) have targeted rural homes to burglarize in a multi-county area to Over the past few months, unknown suspect(s) have targeted rural homes to burglarize in a multi-county area to
include Champaign County. The suspects forced entry into the homes and stole jewelry, money and other small items of value. The suspects may be knocking on the doors to see if anyone is home prior to breaking-in.
 
The suspects are described as a white male with brown hair and white female with brown hair, possibly in her 30’s. The suspects are known to drive a dark colored Chevrolet Impala, approximate model year 2010.
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Retail Theft in the City of Champaign
September 09, 2019

On July 29, 2019 at approximately 7:11 p.m., three suspects stole close to $3,000.00 in merchandise from Walmart, located at 2610 N. Prospect Avenue in Champaign. The suspects distracted employees while they checked out and made it look as though payment was made. Some merchandise was returned for cash at another Walmart outside of Champaign County.
 
The suspects were described as three black females in their 20’s. The first was last seen wearing a black shower cap, shirt, and pants. The second was wearing a blue denim hat, black/white striped shirt, and black shorts, and the third a white hat, blue jacket and blue jeans.
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Burglaries in the Village of Rantoul
September 03, 2019

On Friday, August 23, 2019 at approximately 5:12 a.m., an unknown suspect forced entry into an exterior storage shed at Walmart, located at 845 Broadmeadow Rd., Rantoul. The suspect removed approximately twenty (20) used auto batteries and loaded them into his vehicle before leaving the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as a white, older-model van. There is no description of the suspect.
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Burglaries in the City of Champaign
August 26, 2019

Between May and August 2019, numerous Chromebooks, iPads, and ThinkPad’s were stolen from a classroom trailer at Franklin Middle School, located at 817 Harris Avenue in Champaign. A second burglary occurred on August 21, 2019 and additional Chromebooks and laptops were stolen from the same classroom trailer. In total, the stolen computers are valued at over $22,000.00.

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