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Bloomington woman says she was robbed at gunpoint by ex-boyfriend Monday



A woman told Bloomington Police Department officers she was robbed and threatened at gunpoint Monday night.

The 39-year-old woman told officers her ex-boyfriend came to her apartment Monday around 9 p.m. and pointed a revolver at her new boyfriend before punching him in the face.

She told police her 41-year-old ex-boyfriend then forced his way into her home, taking a phone and tablet. He then walked to the porch, allegedly pointing the gun at the woman and her new boyfriend and threatening to kill them. 

The woman reported he got into a car driven by another woman and drove away.

BPD Capt. Steve Kellams said the 33-year-old woman who drove the car later called the police asking why officers were at her house.

Kellams said she then admitted to hiding in her house with the alleged robber after they left the scene of the incident. 

She told officers she was en route to Chicago with him when they spoke on the phone Monday.

Preliminary charges for the ex-boyfriend include robbery, burglary, criminal confinement, domestic battery, theft and four counts of intimidation.

The alleged getaway driver faces preliminary charges of assisting a criminal.

Though the pair is not in custody, Kellams said there are warrants out for their arrest.

“I don’t believe the public is in danger,” he said.

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