Champaign police investigate armed robbery

Champaign police investigate armed robbery

UPDATED 5:35 p.m.

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating an armed robbery Thursday afternoon in Champaign.

According to a Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn, two women were working at Title Cash, 2010 W. Springfield Ave., when a man displaying a gun entered the business at 2:51 p.m. and demanded cash.

The man took some cash and was last seen heading west away from the building.

Witnesses described the robber at a black man with a skinny build. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall; is about 50 years old and was wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, white T-shirt and possibly jeans.

Dunn said the Champaign Police Department crime scene unit and K-9 team remained at the scene, with detectives interviewing witnesses.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call Champaign police at 217-351-4545 or Crimestoppers at 217-373-8477. Tips can also be sent at or by text by sending Tip397 plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

The information you provide 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 for this crime. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.

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