Armed Robber Hits Family Dollar In West Bloomington | WGLT

Armed Robber Hits Family Dollar In West Bloomington

Feb 13, 2019

Police are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday night at a Family Dollar store on Bloomington's west side. No one was injured.

The robbery happened around 8:24 p.m. at Family Dollar, 1512 W. Market St., police said.

The suspect entered the store, pointed a gun at an employee, and demanded money, police said. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and left on foot.

It's unclear if the suspect is the so-called Business Bandit, who police have connected with at least seven robberies in Bloomington-Normal since December.

"At this time it is still under investigation and we are investigating it as a single crime until we have more information to connect them to the other robberies," Bloomington Police spokesperson John Fermon said Wednesday.

The Family Dollar suspect was described as a black male, about 6-foot tall with a slim build, wearing black clothes, and face partially covered.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detective Steve Moreland at (309) 434-2359 or McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.

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