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Man arrested following armed robbery near IU's Bloomington campus

Posted: 6:31 AM, Mar 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-31 01:17:39Z
Alert sent by IU Bloomington for person with gun
Alert sent by IU Bloomington for person with gun

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A man was arrested Friday morning following an armed robbery near the IU campus. 

Just before 6 a.m., Bloomington Police received a report of an armed robbery inside an apartment in the 1200 block of North Dunn Street.

A 30-year-old victim told officers he was asleep in his living room when he woke up and saw someone he didn't know standing inside his apartment.

The suspect reportedly pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the victim and began making demands.

Officers say he stole personal items before running from the apartment.

The IU Police Department was made aware of the robbery and issued an emergency alert.

A person who lives north of where the robbery happened called 911 around 6:30 a.m. and said she saw a suspicious man, wearing all black, standing in the shadows near her apartment.

Police found the man trying to hide under a stairwell at the apartment building.

Gregory Turk, 40, was eventually taken into custody after resisting arrest.

Officers say they found a black handgun tucked in Turk's waistband. It turned out to be a pellet gun he said he bought for protection "since he was homeless and lived on the streets."

Turk reportedly admitted to a detective that he went into the victim's unlocked apartment with the intent to rob the victim.

He also said he pulled the gun and pointed it at the victim.

Turk was arrested and taken to the Monroe County Jail. He faces preliminary charges of burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, and resisting arrest.

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