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This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about a robbery at Sno-Bizz, 1005 W Laurel. At approximately 10p, two black males about 18 yrs old, both 5’10, one in a blue shirt the other in a red, went to the window to order. A Third blk male also around 18 yrs old, muscular build, with tight black shirt and black shorts entered the shack held the attendant down and demanded money. All three then ran w/b on Laurel. If you have any information about this 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, August 13, 2014
Robbery

This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about a robbery at Sno-Bizz, 1005 W Laurel. At approximately 10p, two black males about 18 yrs old, both 5’10, one in a blue shirt the other in a red, went to the window to order. A Third blk male also around 18 yrs old, muscular build, with tight black shirt and black shorts entered the shack held the attendant down and demanded money. All three then ran ...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Counterfeiting

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about 2 incidents of counterfeiting that occurred July 27th. The first was at Dollar General-2007 W Jefferson around 7:12p and the 2nd was Dollar General 101 No Grand W around 7:30p. In each case a heavyset black female in a long white t-shirt with a ponytail presents fake bills to each attendant while another tall thin black female and black male ca...

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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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