CHAMPAIGN -- Crime Stoppers tips led Champaign Police to find several guns hidden in people's homes.
Callers over the past week gave officers information about where to find six guns.
Many homeowners didn't even know the guns were there.
They'd been brought in by relatives.
The police chief says it took about 24 hours to find them all.
"There's a lot of hard work on our officers in order to make these cases to come about officers have been working with the community diligently to do what we can to keep our community safe," says Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb.
Chief Cobb says this wouldn't have happened without the community's help.
Original: 4:52 pm
CHAMPAIGN -- Police recover six guns in the past week. Five were seized after tips were reported to Crime Stoppers. Investigators say four were brought inside homes by children or grandchildren.
Police say they're pleased the community is using Crime Stoppers as such an effective tool, especially in light of the recent rise in gun violence. Tipsters can earn a cash reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. You can remain anonymous.
Champaign County Crime Stoppers
(217) 373 - TIPS
Text: Tip397 + info to CRIMES (274637)
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