CHAMPAIGN – Champaign County Crimestoppers and Champaign police are seeking information about an aggravated robbery last month in Champaign.
According to Champaign police, two people were entering their vehicle in the circle drive of Hessel Park at approximately 7 a.m. April 20 when a man approached the driver's door.
The man grabbed the door and kept it from closing and then displayed an unknown object which was covered with a handkerchief or a piece of clothing. The victim believed the unknown object might have been a gun, police said.
The man took a laptop computer and a black gym bag from the back seat of the vehicle. The robber then left the area on foot, police said.
Police described the robber as a male in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, with a medium muscular build and no facial hair.
He was wearing a white sweatshirt with the word "Illinois" in orange lettering across the front and dark pants.
Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 373-8477. Tips may also be left at http://www.373tips.com or sent via cell-phone text message by sending Tip397 plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).
Information provided is confidential. You do not have to give your name or appear in court.
Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.