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Bloomington police investigating armed robbery

Bloomington police investigating armed robbery


BLOOMINGTON — Police in Bloomington are investigating an armed robbery, the second incident in the Twin Cities this week.

Police were called about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to the 1100 block of South Main Street in Bloomington for a report of an armed robbery. A man told police that two men robbed him in a parking lot while he was standing by his vehicle.

One man pointed a gun at the victim, demanded money and then hit the victim in the head with the gun, police said. The two men took an undisclosed amount of money and then left in a small, gray sedan.

The victim was not seriously injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Paul Jones at 309-434-2548  or by e-mail at

About 9 p.m. Sunday, police in Normal were told a taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint in the 200 block of South Linden Street near the Normal police station. The victim was dropping off two suspects, both black males in their 20s, said Normal Police Chief Rick Bleichner.

In that incident, one of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money from the victim, police said. The victim was struck multiple times and then fled the scene on foot.

The victim's injuries didn't require medical attention.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Brad Underwood at 309433-9798 or

Members of the public can also call McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309 828-1111 to report information related to these incidents.

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Contact Kevin Barlow at (309) 820-3238. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_barlow


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