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Arrest follows robbery attempt

BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington Police have arrested a man following a robbery attempt.

Authorities were dispatched to the 800 block of east Walnut St. for an armed robbery last Wednesday. The suspect reportedly attempted to rob a taxi driver by brandishing a pistol and demanding money before fleeing on foot. Officers located the subject sitting inside a vehicle on Chestnut Street.

Austin C. Pittman, 18, of Bloomington was arrested for aggravated robbery. Police say a BB gun was seized from the incident.

In a separate matter, Bloomington Police report a high-risk missing juvenile who was reported missing has been found.


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