URBANA — University of Illinois police and Champaign County Crimestoppers are seeking the public's help in solving the thefts of three items from a locked wall display in the tunnel that connects the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library and the Main Library.
According to a UI police report, library employees reported that someone had removed three advertisements from the wall display between May 1 and May 8.
The library has a contract with the Advertising Council to hold these items, all archival pieces from the United Negro College Fund collection.
The stolen items include:
— A United Negro College Fund transit ad cardboard featuring a man dressed as a doctor. The text includes the words, "The Person Who Could Save Your Life Tomorrow..." and "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste."
— A United Negro College Fund glossy photograph.
— A United Negro College Fund poster titled "Love: It Comes in All Colors."
Surveillance photos show a white man with dark shaggy hair. In one incident, the man was wearing a dark multicolored, short-sleeved button-up shirt, khaki shorts and sandals.
In a second incident, the man was wearing an American flag tank top, black and white athletic shorts and dark shoes. In both incidents, the man was carrying a backpack with dark shoulder straps.
Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to call Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-8477.
Tips can also be sent at http://www.373tips.com 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.