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Bloomington Police arrest suspect wanted in two armed robberies

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – A man has been arrested in connection to two reported armed robberies on Tuesday, including the robbery at IU Credit Union, according to a release from the Bloomington Police Department

Using a name that was found on the back of the piece of paper handed to the bank employee, investigators identified the suspect as Byron Johnson, 35.

A search of police records showed that Johnson matched the physical description given by both the IU Credit Union employee and by an employee at the Circle K gas station on Third Street, which police say was robbed early Tuesday morning.

Bloomington Police used BMV records to get a vehicle description but were unable to locate Johnson until Wednesday morning, at Kinser Flat Apartments.

He was taken to the Bloomington Police Department for an interview and was later jailed on the following charges.

  • Robbery – Level 5 felony (2 counts)
  • Intimidation – Level 6 felony
  • Theft – Class A misdemeanor (2 counts)

Online court records show Johnson had his initial hearing on Dec. 21.

IUSTV News has reached out to obtain a mugshot of the suspect. This article will be updated when it is made available.