The Normal Police Department continues its investigation of the armed robbery Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred at University Liquors 706 W. Beaufort in Normal, near campus.  The suspect remains at large. Illinois State University officials have told campus personnel to remain alert, but go about their normal business.  Report any suspicious behavior to the police.

The suspect was described as a male of medium build, about 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants, white tennis-style shoes and an orange mask, according to The Pantagraph.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Detective Brad Park at 309-454-9527 or McLean County Crime Stoppers as (309) 828-1111.

Earlier developments:

Emergency Alert Issued: 3:38 p.m. Thursday

I S U Emergency Alert: Person with a weapon last seen near University Liquors 706 W. Beaufort. Use caution, Remain alert. See for more info.

Update: 4:09 p.m. Thursday

Police are investigating a robbery at University Liquors 706 W. Beaufort in Normal, near campus. A person with a weapon was spotted during the incident. Police are continuing to investigate. Continue to use caution. Contact ISU Police with pertinent information.

Update: 4:16 p.m. Thursday

Police are investigating an armed robbery at University Liquors at 706 W. Beaufort in Normal, near campus. A male suspect wearing a mask displayed a handgun. Last seen wearing black hoodie, black jeans, approximately 20 years of age. There is a possibility one or two individuals were involved, wearing the same type of clothing. Suspect left University Liquors and headed toward University Street. Continue to check back to for updates.


This story to be updated when more information is provided.

MARY CULLEN is News Editor for The Vidette. Contact her at Follow her on Twitter @MaryCullen7

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.