Bloomington Man Arrested in Connection with Armed Robberies
On 9/04/14, Travis M. Embry, 25, of Bloomington was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Bloomington Police Department in connection with two armed robberies that occurred in Bloomington. The robberies occurred at Risque's, 1506 N. Main Street in Bloomington, and Bloomington Food Mart, 807 S. Main Street Bloomington.
On 8/16/14, at approximately 1655 hours, Bloomington Police Officers responded to Bloomington Food Mart, 807 S. Main Street, for an Armed Robbery. The suspect reportedly took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area on foot.
On 8/17/14, at approximately 2012 hours, Bloomington Police Officers responded to Risque's, 1506 N. Main Street, for an Armed Robbery. It was reported, one of the suspects placed an unknown object against a citizen's throat and demanded money. Two suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area on foot.
Embry was arrested for two counts of Armed Robbery and one count of Unlawful Restraint. Embry was transported to the McLean County Jail. Request for booking photographs must be made through the McLean County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing.
On 8/20/14, the Bloomington Police Department released a video of the Risque's robbery on the Bloomington Police Department's Facebook page requesting the public's assistance with information regarding the incident. The information generated from the social media release was a major contributing factor leading to the arrest of Embry. The Bloomington Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.