Man arrested for armed robbery and car hijacking

BLOOMINGTON - One man has been arrested in Bloomington in connection with an armed robbery that happened Wednesday night on the 1100 block of South Main St. 

The incident occurred around 9:23 p.m. The victim, a 24 year old male, was reported to be robbed at gunpoint in his car by four suspects. The victim was picking up two of the suspects to give them a ride when he was stuck in the head with a handgun, and then forced to drive around to nearby locations, to pick up the other two suspects. After being forced into driving to several locations with the four armed suspects the victim was robbed of his phone, and wallet then forces out of the vehicle.

Wanya R. Sterling, age 19, of Bloomington has been arrested and charged with Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking with a Firearm, Aggravated Robbery Indicating Armed with a Firearm, Vehicular Hijacking, Robbery and multiple counts of Resisting an Officer after a short foot pursuit.

Three suspects remain at large. They were described as:

Suspect #1; black male, in his 20’s, approximately 6’00” in height, with a thin build, and dreadlock hair

Suspects #2, and#3; black males, in their 20’s

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Bloomington Police department. 


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