Champaign – Police in Champaign are investigating an armed robbery at a local organization.
The robbery happened around 8:30 Monday night, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge on Edgebrook Drive. Police say a man came in during a bingo game, pointed a gun at an employee, and demanded money.
Lodge Trustee Bob Richardson says close to $2200 was stolen, much of which was intended for local charitable donations.
The bartender was alone at the time of the robbery. She described the thief to WAND as a black man in his late twenties, about 5'6" 160 lbs. She says he was wearing all black with a black and white hat.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers or Champaign Police.
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