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Juvenile arrested for theft, robbery

On Friday, June 22, 2018, Bloomington Police responded to the 1000 block of Wright Street for the report of a vehicle accident.

It was reported the victim witnessed a juvenile male stealing his vehicle. The victim attempted to stop the suspect and the vehicle crashed. The victim attempted to detain the suspect, but he escaped and fled on foot. No injuries were reported from the incident.

A short time later, Bloomington Police officers located a subject matching the suspect’s description near the area of the accident. A 15-year-old juvenile male was arrested for Motor Vehicle theft. The male was also arrested for warrants, Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery stemming from the recent June 19, 2018, Papa John’s Pizza Armed Robbery.

BPD officers obtained a search warrant and served the warrant at an apartment in the 200 block of East Wood Street. During the course of the investigation, items which may be related to the vehicle theft and the Papa John’s Pizza Armed Robbery were seized as evidence.

The juvenile was transported to the McLean County Juvenile Detention Center.

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