Police: Armed robbery in North Peoria

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

On Monday, at about 10:50 p.m., a female driver was flagged down by what she believed to be a stranded motorist in the area of Willow Knolls and Allen Road. 

Once the female stopped, the suspect produced a black handgun, ordered her to the ground and robbed her of an undisclosed amount of cash.  After the robbery, the suspect drove away in the vehicle he portrayed to be disabled.

The suspect vehicle is a white, boxy style, older car with an Illinois registration beginning with the numbers “816” or possibly “815”.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’1” to 6’2” tall and weighing between 180 and 190 pounds.  At the time of the robbery he was wearing a black hooded jacket, black pants and a Chicago White Sox hat.

Anyone with information regarding this or any armed robbery is urged to contact the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521 or Crime Stoppers at 309-673-9000.

The Peoria Police Department encourages safety first when assisting stranded motorists especially in the late evening or late night hours.  Please use extreme caution and only stop in well lit, public areas.  If you see a motorist or person in need of assistance, notify the Police of your location before stopping and give a brief description of the person or vehicle you’re stopping to help and request an officer stop by.