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Champaign Bank Robbery

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

One person is in custody after a bank robbery in Champaign.

Police say just before 12pm Wednesday, a man walked into the Central Illinois Bank on Springfield Avenue.

They say the supect handed a teller a note demanding money.

Authorities say a female teller handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash.

Witnesses say the suspect acted like he had a gun, though a weapon wasn't displayed.

Shortly after the robbery, police detained 26-year-old Kaleb Shields.

Shields was found in the backyard of a residence in the 200 block of East Hill Street.

No injuries were reported.

Police say seven employees and two customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery.

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