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CHAMPAIGN ā€” Champaign County Crime Stoppers needs help finding the people responsible for burglary to a computer repair store in Campustown that happened the same day that looters damaged stores at Market Place Mall and stole merchandise from a number of businesses in Champaign.

About 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, eight people were identified as damaging the FYXIT store, 202 E. Green St., by breaking windows then stealing laptop computers, a gaming console and electronic accessories.

Four of the burglars left in a dark SUV, possibly a black Ford Explorer or Expedition. The clothing descriptions and heights and weights listed are approximate.

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Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking eight people in connection with a May 31 burglary to computer-repair shop FYXIT in Campustown.

Suspect 1: Black male, mid-to-late teens, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds. He was wearing a black Metallica Damage Inc. Tour hooded sweatshirt and a black stocking cap under the hood. He was also wearing a white surgical mask, black pants, black shoes, and carrying a light purple Jan Sport backpack.

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Suspect 2: Black female, mid-to-late teens, 5-foot-6, 110 pounds, wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, black pants with a white logo on the left thigh, and black shoes. She was wearing a blue or purple face mask and purple latex or nitrile gloves and had her hair pulled up in a hairband.

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Suspect 3: Male, 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, wearing a black zip-up hooded jacket with a white logo on the left breast, with the hood up and a red face mask. He also wore a hat underneath the hood that had a bill in the front. He was wearing light-colored jeans and light-colored high-top sneakers.

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Suspect 4: Black male, mid-to-late teens, 5-foot-10, 160 pounds. He wore a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt with white drawstrings, and a white shirt under the sweatshirt. He wore a knit hat under the hood and had black rectangular framed glasses. He also wore light-colored jeans, white socks, and black slides.

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Suspect 5: Black male in his late teens, 5-foot-8, 140 pounds, with a thin mustache, goatee, and an earring in his right ear. His hair appeared to be in short braids under his hat. He had on black framed glasses. He wore a white long sleeve zip-up jacket with horizontal blue, yellow, and red stripes. He was wearing black shorts with a white logo on the right thigh. He also wore a navy-blue bucket hat with an orange ā€œIā€ logo and had on grey low top shoes with black ankle socks.

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Suspect 6: Black male in his mid-to-late teens, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, red or orange shoes, a blue surgical mask across his face, and carried a black backpack.

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Suspect 7: Black male in his twenties, 5-foot-8, 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a black mask with a white graphic across the mouth, black pants, and brown boots.

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Suspect 8: Black male in his twenties, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, white athletic shoes and a white rigid construction style dust mask.

If you have any information about this crime, contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477, or via the “P3 Tips” mobile app. Tipsters are always 100 percent completely anonymous when contacting Crime Stoppers. All tips are electronically stripped of any personally identifying information and processed by a third-party answering service.

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


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).