Crime Stoppers: Champaign home robbery

Crime Stoppers: Champaign home robbery

The Champaign County Sheriff's Department is seeking assistance regarding a January 11th burglary at a home in the 3200 block of Valley Brook Drive in Champaign between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. The suspect was caught on a neighbor's security camera.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477, 373tips.com or via the "P3 Tips" mobile app. Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are paid for tips that lead to an arrest.

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jparks wrote on February 20, 2018 at 9:02 pm

I am not trying to be critical, but I have some questions about the posting of this video.  This is one of many, many that I have seen like this.  If your true intention is to capture the suspect, why wait 40 days to offer this to the public?

Forty days?  This person has had time to grow a 4 inch beard, get a hair transplant, have a sex change operation, change his name three times and relocate six times.

Don't give me "the neighbors with the video might have been out of town".  Police could have easily obtained that.

Don't give me the "they didn't want to compromise the investigation".  What investigation?  How would they compromise the investigation by making this picture public as soon as it became available?

I hope they don't initiate vehicle pursuits 40 days after they receive the call.