CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police and Champaign County Crimestoppers are asking the public's help in solving a home invasion, armed robbery and murder earlier this month on Champaign's north side.
According to a police report, officers were called to the 200 block of East Roper Street, Champaign, at 7:22 p.m. Dec. 17 after two men had been shot.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said that Bobby White, 33, of Champaign died at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana as a result of injuries received in the shooting.
One of the victims and a witness told police that two men, armed with guns, entered the home, fired shots and demanded money.
One of the men took cash from one of the victims, and the robbers then left the home.
A description of the robbers was incomplete, but police said they were wearing black hooded sweat shirts with scarves covering their faces.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Champaign Police Department at 351-4545 or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-8477. Tips may also be left online at http://www.373tips.com or sent via cellphone text message by sending Tip397 plus the information 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.