Suspect In Two Champaign Robberies Arrested


Champaign Police say they’ve arrested a suspect in the robberies about two weeks ago of a bank and adult bookstore.

37-year-old Michael Alexander of Rantoul was arrested Monday in Indianapolis by the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

Champaign Police say anonymous tips relayed through Champaign County Crime Stoppers, along with additional leads, helped them identify Alexander as a suspect.

He’s being held in Indianapolis on aggravated robbery charges for two holdups in Champaign.The first, at the Illini Arcade adult bookstore at 33 E Springfield Ave., occurred on September 12th. The second, at the First Midwest Bank at 812 W. Springfield Ave., occurred on September 15th.

Alexander is also wanted for a robbery in Vigo County in western Indiana, and for an Indiana parole violation.

Story source: WILL