Gunmen rob local mobile phone store

Boost Mobile
Bloomington Police were on the scene of Friday night’s armed robbery at Boost Mobile on South Center Street. (Photo by Howard Packowitz/WJBC)

 

By Howard Packowitz

BLOOMIINGTON – Bloomington Police report three people wearing masks robbed a business at gunpoint Friday night just south of Downtown Bloomington.

Two of the robbers were said to have displayed handguns as the trio took an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise from the Boost Mobile store at 603 S. Center St. about 7:30 p.m.

The employee was not hurt.

A description of the suspects is not available. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bloomington Police at 309-820-8888 or McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111.

Howard Packowitz can be reached at howard.packowitz@cumulus.com

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