UPDATED 4 p.m. | Two local men were arrested Friday in connection with a series of armed robberies at Bloomington-Normal businesses in the past month.
Arrested were Terrell Blackshear, 28, of Bloomington, and Larry Nelson, 31, of Normal. Bloomington Police say they were arrested early Friday as authorities executed two search warrants at residential locations in Bloomington-Normal related to the armed robberies.
“During the execution of the search warrant, evidence was located linking the men to the series of robberies committed over the past few weeks in Bloomington,” BPD said in a statement.
Blackshear and Nelson are charged with committing robberies at:
- Subway, 2310 E. Oakland Ave., on April 18
- Six Points Food and Liquor, 1001 Six Points Road, on April 29
- Casey’s General Store, 3007 Gill St., May 8
- O'Reilly Auto Parts, 401 Greenbriar Drive, May 14
They're being held at the McLean County jail pending formal charges. Armed robbery is considered a Class X felony, which is punishable by six to 30 years in prison.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detective Jared Roth at (309) 434-2379 or NPD Detective Darren Wolters at (309) 433-3415. If you wish to remain anonymous, call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.
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