Champaign police investigate armed robbery

CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred on March 19.

Authorities say at about 10:01 a.m., Champaign Police officers responded to a bank robbery alarm at Marine Bank, located in the 1000 block of South Neil Street.  Upon arriving, officers learned that an armed robbery had occurred, and that an undetermined amount of money had been taken.  Authorities also say that no injuries were reported in this incident.

Champaign police say the armed robbery suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25 years of age, standing 5'6" tall, weighing 160 pounds, and having a thin build.  Police say the suspect was described as wearing a "Captain America" costume shirt and mask.  The shirt is red, white, and blue-colored with a large star on the chest, and the mask displays the letter "A" on the front, and partially covers the suspect's face.  Police also say the suspect was wearing dark-colored pants with white striping on the side of the pant leg, and white-colored tennis shoes.  The suspect was armed with a handgun, and was last seen running toward Randolph Street.

Champaign police are investigating this incident.  Anyone with information related to this robbery is asked to call the Champaign Police Department at (217) 351-4545 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477.

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