Crime Stoppers | Man sought in holdup of gas station customer

Crime Stoppers | Man sought in holdup of gas station customer

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding a man who robbed a customer of a gas station at gunpoint.

On Friday, Aug. 24, at 10:53 p.m., police were sent to the Circle K, 1295 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul, for an armed robbery.

A woman told officers she was returning to her vehicle when a man armed with a handgun approached and demanded cash from her, then ran away to the north.

The robber is described as a dark-skinned black male, approximately 5 feet to 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 150 pounds, with a mustache and possibly a small goatee. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

If you have information, contact Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS,, 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.

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