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The Bloomington Police Department released an announcement Monday afternoon regarding rumors that looters may start targeting residential areas. 

The announcement stated that there is no credible information to justify these rumors as they continue to spread. 

BPD will share information via social media platforms or other City of Bloomington verified communication platforms when any credible threats are received.

City of Bloomington leaders and staff are currently not proposing a curfew. However, this is subject to change depending on the circumstances. 

Law enforcement is asking the public to follow all safety tips, including staying inside, removing items from vehicles, locking vehicles and doors and checking windows.

“We are here to support our community and keep people as safe as we can. Please stay inside and call us if you see something suspicious,” BPD Police Chief Dan Donath said in the statement.  

The BPD is urging residents to call local law enforcement officials if they see something suspicious.

This includes, but is not limited to, individuals pulling car door handles, individuals pulling residence’s door handles, armed subjects and individuals throwing items at cars or homes.

KELLIE FOY is News Editor for The Vidette. She can be contacted at vidette_kafoy1@ilstu.edu  Follow her on Twitter at @kellie_foy 

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