BLOOMINGTON — Police in Bloomington say two men robbed Casey’s General Store in the 3000 block of Gill Street late Wednesday night.

Police were called to the scene at 10:55 p.m. and were told one of the men had a handgun and that they demanded money from an employee. The two then left on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

There were no injuries reported and there have been no arrests.

Both suspects were described as black men wearing masks, hoods and gloves. No further description was available.

It was the third robbery in the last three weeks, all of which have included at least two male suspects. Police have not yet said whether they believe any of them are related.

At 8:30 a.m. on April 18, police were called to the Subway restaurant at 2310 E. Oakland Ave. where the investigation revealed two men entered the business, went into a restricted employee-only area, displayed a knife and demanded money.

The first suspect is described as a heavy-set black man in his mid-20s or early 30s. He wore a dark hoodie and dark track pants with a red stripe down the legs with black shoes and a reflective construction vest.

The second suspect is described as a black man of average build, also in his late 20s or early 30s, with partial facial hair. He wore a dark hoodie, dark pants and dark gloves with a black and gray backpack, a reflective safety vest and glasses that are possibly safety glasses.

At 1:50 p.m. on April 29, police were called to Six Points Food and Liquor at Morris Avenue and Six Points Road. The two suspects are described as black men between 30 and 35 years of age. Both wore black clothing with their faces partially covered. One suspect was wearing glasses or goggles and had facial hair.

One of the suspects was armed with a gun when they demanded money from a store employee. The suspects left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

At 7:30 p.m. on May 3, Boost Mobile, 603 S. Center St., just south of downtown Bloomington, was robbed. An employee described the robbers as three men wearing masks and said two of them displayed guns.

An undisclosed number of phones were taken from the store and the suspects fled in an unknown vehicle, police said Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jared Roth of the Bloomington Police Department at 309-434-2379 or McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111.

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


Agriculture Reporter

Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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