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Champaign man arrested after chase in downtown Bloomington

Champaign man arrested after chase in downtown Bloomington


BLOOMINGTON — A Champaign man was arrested Tuesday after multiple agencies pursued him in downtown Bloomington.

Tyson Biggers, 41, was taken into custody about 2:45 p.m. in the 400 block of East Washington Street while he was attempting to escape from a second-floor residential building. A firearm with an extended magazine was recovered during his arrest, according to Champaign police.

Biggers was charged on a Champaign County warrant accusing him of armed robbery with a firearm. The bond on the warrant was $750,000.

He is accused in two armed robberies in Champaign on Oct. 19 and 24. According to Champaign police, in both incidents a man held a clerk at gunpoint and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. No injuries were reported and the gun was not fired in either robbery.

Biggers was transported to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

Champaign police, U.S. Marshals Service and Bloomington Street Crimes Unit were involved in the arrest Tuesday.

Contact Kelsey Watznauer at (309) 820-3254. Follow her on Twitter: @kwatznauer.

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