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This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about an armed robbery at Felbers Tavern, 2203 S 15th on June 28th around 10p. The suspect, a skinny black male, about 6’2 with dark complexion, wearing dark skinny jeans, dark long sleeve top with white t-shirt underneath and a white t-shirt with eye holes over his face went into the business carrying a firearm and demanded money. The suspect fled but fired at a witness that followed. There were no injuries. If you have any tips about this armed robbery, please anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427, or use this website, cashfortips.us, or text us by typing TIP672, then your message and send to CRIMES. If your anonymous tip leads to an arrest a cash reward up to $1000 dollars will be paid. Remember, Crime Stoppers never wants to know who you are, but we do want your tips about crime.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Armed Robbery

This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about an armed robbery at Felbers Tavern, 2203 S 15th on June 28th around 10p. The suspect, a skinny black male, about 6’2 with dark complexion, wearing dark skinny jeans, dark long sleeve top with white t-shirt underneath and a white t-shirt with eye holes over his face went into the business carrying a firearm and demanded money. The suspect fled but fir...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Theft of Flags

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of two U.S. flags and one State of IL flag from RW Troxell at 214 So Grand W. The theft occurred July 15th at 04:47am. A heavy set blk male in his 30s was recorded in the crime removing the flags from poles while wearing camouflage shorts, a pullover shirt with logo on left chest area, sneakers and wearing a goatee with a hand towel o...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Summer Crime Prevention tips.

This week, as we approach the middle of the summer, Crime Stoppers would like to offer some crime prevention tips. Lock all car doors, even when in a garage and roll up windows tightly. Remove items from the interior, such as radar detectors, I-Pods, lap tops, and cell phones. While out, lock valuables in the trunk or out of sight. At home be sure to lock windows and doors, activate alarms and uti...

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Needing to Identify

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking to identify 4-5 young black males around 15-18yrs old, that reports indicate are involved in crimes such as armed robbery, aggravated battery and theft as well as unlawful use of a weapon. The suspects are further described as about 5’8 and 150lbs wearing darker hooded jackets. The crimes occurred between 5/1 and the end of June, in the area of 1st to 9th ...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Attempted Armed Robbery

This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about an attempted armed robbery at Gas Depot , 1028 N 9th on 6/13 at 10:10p. In this case two black males entered the business, both younger, 5’8 and 150lbs. One had on a grey Everlast hooded jacket and black mask, the other had a grey hooded jacket and red mask and carried a shotgun. They attempted to open the register but couldn’t. A third suspect...

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