Tips sought about man who robbed grocery

Tips sought about man who robbed grocery

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Crime Stoppers and the Champaign Police Department need help solving an armed robbery at a grocery store on the city's northwest side.

At 8 p.m. Dec. 26, an armed man entered El Progreso, 1001 W. Bloomington Road, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber is described as black, about 6 feet, 4 inches tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and dark boots. He used a silver handgun and carried a black and red backpack.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact Detective Jim Bednarz at 217-351-4545, reference C16-11901, or you may contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS or

Tipsters are always completely anonymous when contacting Crime Stoppers. All tips submitted are electronically stripped of any identifying information and processed by a third-party answering service, not law enforcement.

Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are paid for information leading to an arrest. Tipsters will never be asked their names and are given a secret code number to use when checking on a possible reward.

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rockwinkle wrote on January 02, 2017 at 10:01 am
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 Yeah that photo will certainly help apprehend the perpetrator.

Joe American wrote on January 02, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Remember when Trayvon Martin got taken out when he attacked Zimmerman, and anyone who brought up the fact that crimes are often committed while the perp is in a hoody (and yes, it's verifiable) was branded a racist?


Yeah, that.