City, campus and state police officers and a police dog searched for a man suspected of taking items from a convenience store early Wednesday afternoon on Bloomington’s northwest side.


According to Bloomington police Sgt. Joe Crider, clerks from the 7-Eleven, at 1122 W. 11th St., reported that a man demanded money and then fled with various items from the store.

No one was injured in the incident.

The suspect is a white male, about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7 tall and 140 to 150 pounds. BPD officers described him as wearing a blue winter jacket with black striping along the bicep area of the sleeve.

He is believed to be in his 30s with a goatee.

BPD Sgt. Joe Crider says the man entered the store showing a handgun and demanding money from the store clerk.

The suspect fled with a drink and cigarettes but no money.

The BPD is following up with an investigation and an analysis of the video footage from the store.

People with any information regarding the robbery or suspect can contact BPD Detective Rick Crussen at 812-349-3374.