Urbana police probing food store robbery

Urbana police probing food store robbery

URBANA — Urbana police are looking for a man who robbed a small food store in that city Monday night.

Sgt. Matt Bain said a man entered the Best of Africa's, 208 W. Griggs St. just after 7 p.m. Monday. He raised his shirt to reveal a gun in his waistband and demanded cash from the female clerk.

He left with an unknown amount of cash. The clerk was not physically harmed.

The robber is described as a black male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, white shirt, gray pants and a black hat with gold writing on it.

Anyone with information is asked to call Urbana police at 384-2320 or Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, 373tips.com, or through a free app for smart phones called P3 Tips.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.

Sections (2):News, Local


News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments