BLOOMINGTON — A man told police he was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night on a street in Bloomington.

Bloomington police officers responded to the area of Lee and Emerson streets around 8:15 p.m. where they found a man, who said two teenagers, about 15 or 16 years old, had pulled out a gun and asked him for money, which he handed over.

Police said it isn’t clear if the gun that was displayed was real or a toy.

No injuries were reported, and the suspects, one white and one black, fled west on foot, said police.

However, those robberies appear to be related to each other, as the suspect description is the same for both: a black male of medium height, wearing a black hooded coat with the hood up, black pants, dark-colored shoes and a dark mask covering the lower half of his face.

Armed robbery is a form of robbery involving theft of property and carrying (or the pretense) of a weapon. It's a Class X felony, carrying a mandatory prison sentence of 6 to 30 years in prison, upon conviction.

If you have information in any of these recent cases, call Bloomington police at 309-820-8888. If you want to remain anonymous, call McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111. If your call leads to the arrest and indictment of suspect(s) you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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


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