Police want help identifying suspects

Published 04/08 2013 05:20PM

Updated 04/08 2013 05:35PM

Update: 4:25 pm
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Security cameras may help solve a recent theft, even though one of the suspects tried to hide his identity. Police say the suspect was with two other men inside the Undergraduate Library Thursday, March 7.

They say all three were seen handling a stolen laptop, charger and textbook. At one point, the suspect looked right at a surveillance camera, then put up his hood to hide his face.

A student reported the items missing after he took a break from studying and went out for a smoke around 11:35 pm. The items were left inside his backpack near a table and were gone when he got back.

Investigators say the suspects were seen in the area. You can see the suspect photos above or click on the video icon.

If you know anything about this case, call Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 373-TIPS. Or text: CCTip plus your information and send it to CRIMES. Or log on. You could get a cash reward.

Original: 9:28 am
Police want help identifying three suspects believed to be involved in the theft of a laptop and textbook. The crimes happened at the Undergraduate Library, Thursday, March 7.

The victim left his backpack unattended near a table in the study area. When he returned, his laptop, charger and soft-cover textbook were all missing from his backpack.

Surveillance video shows three suspects exchanging the items. At one point, one suspect looked directly at the surveillance camera and pulled his hood up to conceal his identity.

All three are college-age males. The first is a white man with dark, clean-cut hair. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

The second is also a white man with dark hair. He was wearing a black hat, black button-down shirt, black pants and black shoes.

The third is a black man seen wearing a gray hooded-sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.

Champaign County Crime Stoppers
(217) 373 - TIPS
Text: CCTip + info to CRIMES (274637)

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