Champaign man arrested for bank robbery
UPDATED 6 p.m. Tuesday
CHAMPAIGN — Police have arrested a Champaign man in connection with a bank robbery at a busy intersection Tuesday morning.
University of Illinois police arrested Lorenzo P. Cooper, 57, who listed an address in the 400 block of South State Street, Champaign. He was arrested Tuesday afternoon in the 200 block of East Gregory Street.
According to Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn, Champaign police had obtained a warrant for Cooper’s arrest.
Cooper was taken to the Champaign County jail, where bond has been set at $250,000.
According to a police report, a man came in to the First Midwest Bank at the northeast corner of Prospect and Springfield avenues just after 9 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. He did not display a weapon.
He left with an undisclosed amount of cash, on foot, and headed north.
Seven employees and one customer were at the bank at the time of the robbery. Dunn said that none of them was reported to be hurt.