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CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding shoplifters who hit a Champaign store.

Police said that on Sunday, Dec. 30, a man and woman went in Wal-Mart, 2610 N. Prospect Ave., selected a 50-inch smart TV and other merchandise, then left without paying.

The suspects, both described as being about 30 years old, left in a black and gold Mercury sport utility vehicle.

The man was wearing a white hat and white Nike hooded sweatshirt with dark pants. The woman was wearing a pink winter hat, pink long-sleeved shirt and jeans.

If you have any information regarding this couple, contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS,, or via the P3 Tips mobile app.

Tipsters are always completely anonymous when contacting Crime Stoppers. All tips are electronically stripped of any personally identifying information and processed by a third-party answering service.

Cash rewards of up to $1,000 may be paid on tips that lead to an arrest. Tipsters will never be asked their name and are given a secret code number to use when checking on a possible reward.


Mary Schenk is a reporter covering police, courts and breaking news at The News-Gazette. Her email is, and you can follow her on Twitter (@schenk).