NPD: Robbers hold up Circle K in north Normal

Normal Police Department
Normal Police are investigating a robbery that happened late Tuesday night at Circle K in the 1600 block of North Main Street. No one was hurt. (WJBC file photo)


By Howard Packowitz

NORMAL – Normal Police are looking for two people who allegedly held up a convenience store and gas station on the north end of town.

The robbery happened at Circle K in the 1600 block of North Main Street, near Raab Road in Normal. No one was hurt.

Police say the robbers did not display a weapon, but they drove off in a vehicle after taking an undisclosed amount of money.

Police expect to release more information, including a description of the suspects and the vehicle, later Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Normal Police at 309-454-9535.

Howard Packowitz can be reached at


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