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Robbers armed with fake gun steal drugs

Two 20-year-old men face charges of armed robbery and criminal confinement for using a toy gun to rob a Bloomington man of marijuana.

IU police contacted the Bloomington Police Department Wednesday because the armed robbery occurred in their jurisdiction, IU Police Department Lt. Craig Monroe said.

The Wednesday night arrest stems from an investigation in the 1400 block of North Kinser Pike where Tevin D. Douglas and Kuwade L. Huey-Robinson forced their way into an apartment in an attempt to steal both drugs and money, BPD Lt. Steve Kellams said.

The IUPD discovered the Nov. 24 armed robbery incident while investigating another unrelated case on campus, Monroe said. Neither University police nor City police received complaints of the robbery.

Douglas and Huey-Robinson forced a 21-year-old man into his bedroom using a water gun painted to look like a black handgun, Kellams said. Police believe marijuana was stolen but are not sure if money was taken.

Huey-Robinson’s initial hearing is scheduled for Monday in Monroe County’s Third Circuit Court. Douglas still faces charges from October for possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor; and illegal consumption, a class C misdemeanor.

Dennis Barbosa

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