BPD asking for help to identify armed robbery suspects

Police said on Monday two suspects held up a convenience store in the 1000 block of Six Points Road. (Photo Bloomington Police Department)


By Katherine Murphy

BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington Police are asking for help in identifying two suspects from an armed robbery Monday in the 1000 block of Six Points Road.

Authorities report two males, one armed with a gun, demanded money before fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspects are being described as black males, approximately 30-35 years old, wearing all black and had items partially covering their faces. One suspect was wearing glasses/goggles and had facial hair.

Nobody was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detective Jared Roth at 309-434-2379.  If you wish to remain anonymous, contact McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111.

Katherine Murphy can be reached at katherine.murphy@cumulus.com


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