BPD probes possible ties to Springfield armed robbery

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Springfield Police arrested Toshiro Luttrell of Bloomington Wendnesday night in connection to an armed robbery at the Check Into Cash in Springfield. (DavidsonScott/flickr)


By Neil Doyle and Howard Packowitz

BLOOMINGTON – A Bloomington man has been arrested for an alleged armed robbery at a Check Into Cash loan store in Springfield, and police there said he may be connected to an armed robbery in Bloomington.

Springfield Police arrested Toshiro Luttrell, 39, of the 900 block of West Taylor in Bloomington.  Police said Luttrell robbed the Check Into Cash located at 1754 Wabash Avenue.

Luttrell was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant from the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office.  He faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and theft over $500 for the Springfield case.

While Luttrell is connected to the Springfield robbery, BPD public information officer John Fermon said he could not confirm Luttrell is associated with the Bloomington Check Into Cash hold up January 28.

Fermon said the Bloomington investigation at 2303 East Washington Street is on going.

No formal charges have been filed against Luttrell in McLean County Court.

McLean County State’s Attorney Don Knapp declined to comment on the case.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com and Howard Packowitz can be reached at howard.packowitz@cumulus.com