Police make arrest in bank robbery


Latest: 3:22 pm, 1/21/2017, Saturday 

CHAMPAIGN — Police arrested a man in connection with a Thursday morning bank robbery. Detectives took 30-year old Jeremy Larson into custody, without incident, Saturday morning.

Police say he robbed Busey Bank in the 3000-block of Windsor Road. They say he walked in, demanded money and got away with cash.

Larson is expected be charged with aggravated robbery during a formal arraignment. 

Latest: 3:00 pm, 1/20/17, Friday 

CHAMPAIGN — Police have identified the suspect in Thursday’s bank robbery. Police are asking for the public’s help finding 30-year old Jeremy Larson, of Champaign.  

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Latest: 8:15 pm, 1/19/17, Thursday 

CHAMPAIGN — Images of a suspected bank robber have been released by police. Authorities say the man entered Busey Bank, in the 3000-block of West Windsor Road, about 11 am, Thursday.

Witnesses told police the man jumped on the counter, announced it was a robbery and demanded money. Officials say no weapon was displayed or implied and no one was hurt. 

The suspect is described as a man, white, mid 20’s – early 30’s, 5’10”, thin build with strawberry-blonde-colored facial hair. He wore a dark stocking cap, blue Illinois hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants and tennis shoes. 

Update: 4:45 pm, 1/19/17, Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — Police responded to a robbery at Busey Bank, on the corner of Windsor and Duncan, about 11 am, Thursday. It’s the second bank robbery in the area in three days.

Even the Champaign County Sheriffs Office said the amount of robberies happening in Champaign seems unusual, but it’s difficult to figure out why they are happening so frequently.

They say typically robberies tend to happen at gas stations, or other places with lower security.

About six officers and a K-9 unit searched the area, but couldn’t find the suspect. Some say they’re worried about all the robberies.

No other information has been released.  

Original: 11:30 am, 1/19/17, Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — Police are on the scene of a bank robbery. It’s at Busey Bank, on Windsor Road, near the Duncan intersection. The call was issued shortly after 11 am, Thursday.

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