Suspect uses knife & coffee in hold-up

Local News

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating the armed robber/aggravated battery at an area gas station. It happened Saturday, April 1, about 5:45 am, at Circle K, in the 2300-block of Springfield.

The suspect threatened the clerk with a knife and demanded money. When the clerk refused, the suspect threw a cup of hot coffee on the clerk before fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as an older man, black, 5’8″, medium build, black and gray hair. He was wearing a dark-blue hoodie with a white liner.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. Tipsters are always 100% completely anonymous.

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(217) 373 – TIPS 
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Detective Morris
(217) 351 – 4545
#C17 – 02731

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