Champaign Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Photo of Armed Robbery Suspect

Champaign police are searching for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery that occurred yesterday evening at the HP Sprinter gas station, located at 2401 W. Springfield Avenue.

Officers were dispatched to the business at 9:11 PM shortly after the robbery had occurred. Police received information that an unknown male ran into the store and pointed a gun at a male employee while demanding money from the cash register. The employee reported engaging in an argument with the suspect, in an attempt to stall him from robbing the business, when the suspect physically struck him. The employee then followed the suspect’s demands and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled the store running eastbound toward Kenwood Road.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5’10” to 6’00” in height, and weighing between 180-200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, red skull cap, white t-shirt, and blue jeans.

Information about this crime can be reported to the Champaign Police Department by calling (217) 351-4545. Callers can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 373-TIPS. Information can also be sent by anonymous web tip by going to: or by text tip: Tip397 plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).