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Three Arrested in Monday Night Armed Robbery
Posted: 1/27/2015 10:00 AM

Bloomington, IL - On Monday, January 26, 2015, at approximately 9:02 p.m., Bloomington Police Officers immediately responded to 502 North Prospect Road, Suite 24A (Cigarette Express) for an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the victim who advised the following. Two black males entered the store. One male displayed a handgun. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and several cartons of cigarettes. The suspects fled the scene on foot.

Officers canvased the area and located a TEC-9 handgun. The handgun had been reported stolen from a 2014 residential burglary in Bloomington.

As officers continued to investigate the armed robbery, the Bloomington Police Department received a phone call stating three black males were selling cigarettes at a nearby apartment complex. Officers responded to an apartment building located at 1101 Gettysburg. Officers conducted a door-to-door canvass of the apartment building. Through the course of the investigation, officers arrested two subjects located inside the apartment building in connection with the armed robbery.

Arrested were:

Michael D. Dopson, 24, of Rockford was arrested for Armed Robbery.

Larry L. Bridges, 26, of Bloomington was arrested for Armed Robbery.

Antonio G. Rivera, 37, of Bloomington was arrested for Armed Robbery.

Dopson and Bridges were transported to the McLean County Jail. Request for booking photographs must be made through the McLean County Jail.

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