Illinois State campus on alert after armed robbery

NORMAL, Ill. – Officials have issued a security alert for students on the Illinois State campus in Normal, Illinois.

There was an armed robbery this afternoon University Liquors at 706 W. Beaufort.

Police say a man wearing a ski mask entered the store and displayed a handgun. After the incident, the suspect or suspects fled on foot toward University Street.  The suspect is roughly 20-years-old and last seen wearing a black hoodie and black jeans.


An emergency alert was sent to campus shortly after the incident was reported.

Police are investigating.

“Police advise campus personnel to remain alert and report any suspicious behavior to the police and call 911,” police said in a statement.