Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Third East Bluff business to be held up by armed robbers since last Monday

There was a strong armed robbery at about 1:00 p.m. today, across from the new Glen Oak School, at the Mexican restaurant which is located at 2001 N. Wisconsin. I believe the restaurant is called La Esquinita.

If you will recall just yesterday, July 26, the East Bluff Domino's store at 3320 N. Prospect Road was robbed at about 12:30 a.m. The robber forced the Domino's employee to empty the safe and then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Last Monday, July 21, you read it here first that a woman robbed the Family Dollar Store at 2321 N. Wisconsin Ave. at gunpoint and fled the store with about $150 cash. That robbery occurred at about 3:30 p.m..

In the meantime, the shooting tally continues to climb...

July 25, 2010 - A man was shot in South Peoria early Sunday morning in the 2300 block of West Marquette Avenue. Duane L. Wiley, 26, who does not reside at the Marquette address, was found with a bullet wound to the arm that had penetrated his chest. Police said his injuries were not life threatening.

July 22, 2010 - Peoria Police responded to the area of North Illinois and East Indiana Avenues shortly before 2:00 a.m. Thursday to a call of 7 to 8 shots fired. they found a man on a porch in the 700 block of Illinois Avenue with a gunshot wound to the elbow. Authorities say Injuries are serious but not life threatening.

Jul 21, 2010 - A dispute during a card game led to a Peoria man's arrest Tuesday night for allegedly firing at the house after leaving, police said. Hurie J. Boclair, 30, of 2413 W. Proctor was upset about a card game taking place inside and after walking outside turned and fired once at the back door. No one was injured by the bullet, police said.

Jul 21, 2010 - A man told police he was shot at early Wednesday morning by his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend. Timothy J. Wilson, 27, said he was in the 1500 block of West McClure Avenue when a man approached him saying, "I got you now" before pulling out a handgun and firing one shot, police reports said. Wilson was not injured.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Armed robber at East Bluff Family Dollar Store

There was an armed robbery at the East Bluff Family Dollar Store on Wisconsin Avenue at around 3:15 p.m. this afternoon. The suspect, which was a heavy set female, dressed as a male, had a semi-automatic handgun and took all of the money from the cash register drawer and fled on foot.

My thought - taking all of the money from one register at this store, probably got the robber no more then twenty one dollar bills - imagine her disappointment when she gets home and counts the loot. Clown.