Police continue to investigate the armed robbery that occurred Saturday evening, October 24, at 408 West Vernon Avenue in Normal. There were no injuries reported.
Police have released the following description of the suspects: Suspects are black males, one described as 6-foot-2, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, baggy pants, and armed with black revolver. The other is described as wearing a blue and orange hooded sweatshirt and pants. Suspects may be driving a black Pontiac Grand Prix.
If you have additional information, contact the Normal Police Department at (309) 888-5030.
Please remain on the alert and use caution in the area.
Crime prevention tips
- Use Redbird Safe Walk for walking escorts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; dial (309) 438-WALK.
- Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you, including the excessive consumption of alcohol.
- Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.
- Plan the safest route to your destination; choose well lighted, busy pathways and streets.
- If someone is bothering or harassing you, tell the person in a loud voice to STAY AWAY.
- Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 with a suspect description.
- If you are a victim or witness, call the police immediately and try to remember as many details as possible.