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Two Armed Robbery Suspects Identified, One Still At Large

Bilal McGruder, pictured above, is considered to be armed and dangerous as his whereabouts are unknown.

State College Police responded to an armed robbery at approximately 3:35 a.m. near the intersection of Hetzel Street and East Beaver Avenue on September 5. The victims, two Penn State students, were followed and confronted by an unknown male with a semi-automatic handgun. Police reviewed surveillance tape from the area and were able to identify two suspects.

20 year-old Penn State student Toure Williams, who was spotted in a White Honda by police, was charged with Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and was arraigned before District Judge Carmine Prestia. He was placed in Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of a $25,000 bail.

The individual with the handgun who confronted the students was identified as 21 year-old Bilal McGruder. McGruder is a resident of Philadelphia and an arrest warrant has been obtained, charging him with Robbery, Simple Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Theft and Access Device Fraud. McGruder’s whereabouts are unknown at this time and he is considered armed and dangerous. Police are urging anyone with information to call the department at 814-234-7150, or email them at [email protected].

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