NPD probing armed robbery at auto parts store

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Nobody was hurt and police say two black males, one displaying a hand gun, made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.(DavidsonScott/flickr)


By Neil Doyle

NORMAL – Normal Police are investigating a hold up Tuesday night at an O’Reilly Auto Parts store.

Police were called around 9:30 p.m. to 401 Greenbriar Drive.

Officers said two black males wearing dark clothing entered the store, and one of them displayed a hand gun.

Nobody was injured.  The suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact NPD 309-454-9535 or McLean County Crime Stoppers 309-828-1111.

Neil Doyle can be reached at


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