McLean County Robberies Maybe Related

By WEEK Producer

October 18, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:29 AM CDT

The Bloomington Police Department has teamed up with the McLean County Sheriff's Department in solving a string of gas station robberies.

Bloomington Police released this surveillance photograph of the suspect taken at the Shell gas station (located at 2401 E. Oakland Avenue, Bloomington) during a robbery early Sunday morning.

The suspect is described as 5' 6" to 6 feet in height with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hood, camouflaged pants and jacket (displaying an American flag patch on the right shoulder) and white tennis shoes.

The suspect's description is similar to a second robbery that took place early Monday morning at the BP gas station located at 2444 S. Main, Bloomington.

In both robberies, the suspect implied a weapon.

The McLean County Sheriff's Department believes the suspect may also be involved in two similar incidents at the the Freedom Oil station at U.S. 150 and Towanda Barnes Road in rural McLean County on October 1st and 8th.

Anyone with information about these robberie are asked to call McLean County Crimestoppers at 309-828-1111 or Bloomington Detective John Atteberry at (309) 434‐2548.

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