NPD releases images of suspects in Kroger robberies

2013-02-20T11:00:00Z 2013-02-20T11:13:31Z NPD releases images of suspects in Kroger robberiesBy Pantagraph staff pantagraph.com
February 20, 2013 11:00 am  • 

NORMAL —Normal Police have released photos of two suspects wanted in connection with two different armed robberies at the Kroger Store, 1550 E. College Ave., in Normal.

On Jan. 29 at approximately 4:50 a.m., a suspect entered the store and demanded money from an employee while displaying a gun. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money.

At approximately 3:26 a.m. Saturday, a white male entered the store and demanded money while displaying a gun. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Normal Police are not sure if the two robberies are connected.

The suspects are both described as male, between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet tall with a thin to medium build and between 25 and 35 years old.

Anyone with any information, is asked to contact detective Jake Zabukovec at (309) 454-9627, jzabukovec@normal.org or McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.

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(11) Comments

  1. Brian Anderson
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    Brian Anderson - February 21, 2013 1:53 pm
    Jezus! Looks like they hired Cecilia Gimenez to do police sketches now.
  2. mcbzwyf
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    mcbzwyf - February 21, 2013 10:05 am
    I was going to say the same thing Drewski1974. why is it that all surveillance videos, and pictures are so distorted? You can't even make out their faces, or even what the jacket says. That sketch is terrible, there has to be better artists than that out there. Update the cameras people! You want to save your assets, and your employees, put the money into the surveillance, not all the stupid advertisements!
  3. jackitch1975
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    jackitch1975 - February 21, 2013 9:44 am
    I think the dude in the sketch looks like the Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz. By the way, where is Ray Bolger and what is his alibi?
  4. exrepub
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    exrepub - February 21, 2013 5:51 am
    The first thing businesses in this area, or any area in Bloomington/Normal targeted for crimes, s set up a better video. They are available. Or when they hire people to catch shoplifters, make them security people with weapons. Should be about the same cost but much more beneficial.
  5. YaitsMe
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    YaitsMe - February 20, 2013 10:44 pm
    ok NPD, get a new sketch artist already, my infant grand daughter could do better than that!
  6. Crybaby
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    Crybaby - February 20, 2013 5:33 pm
    I agree. The sketch is rather 'sketchy'. On the other hand, this guy should be readily recognizable to anyone who faithfully watches reruns of 'Rocky The Flying Squirrel'. And no, I'm not gonna give any more clues.
  7. a pantagraph reader
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    a pantagraph reader - February 20, 2013 4:24 pm
    It's a sketch of the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz!!! Obviously!!
  8. TKOOO
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    TKOOO - February 20, 2013 4:14 pm
    Seriously, this is a joke right?
  9. Snert
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    Snert - February 20, 2013 2:19 pm
    next time I see a nintendo mii character running around the twin cities, ill call the cops.
  10. MRK
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    MRK - February 20, 2013 2:03 pm
    Too true. If I was on a jury and this was admitted at evidence, I'd have to laugh.
  11. Drewski1974
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    Drewski1974 - February 20, 2013 11:25 am
    Forget the sketch...look at the actual pictures. Ever notice that all criminals are heavily pixilated individuals? You'd think they'd be easy to spot in public. Seriously, I have a 10 year old cell phone that takes better pictures than that. Maybe it's time for better security cameras.
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