Crime Stoppers looking for information on an attempted robbery

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) – This week, Champaign County Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help regarding an attempted robbery that occurred on April 20.

At approximately 11:35 p.m., police were dispatched to the B-Spirits gas station on West Main Street in response to a report of an attempted robbery. When officers arrived on the scene, they learned that a man had gone behind the counter and asked the clerk to open the cash register. The offender left the store when the clerk refused to do so.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect appeared to be a man wearing a black hoodie, black pants, a red bandana and a camouflage backpack.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime in Champaign County is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-TIPS, or through the P3 Tips mobile app.

Tipsters are completely anonymous when contacting Crime Stoppers. All tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are electronically stripped of any personally identifying information and processed by a third party answering service, not by law enforcement. Cash rewards of up to $5,000 are paid out of tips received by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest. Tipsters will never be asked for their name and will be given a personal code number to verify a possible reward.

Mark M. Gagnon