Suspect identified in connection with Aug. 8 armed robbery of cab driver; police requesting public’s help

Omarvelous Blakes, 18
Omarvelous Blakes, 18(Peoria Police Department / Peoria County Jail)
Published: Sep. 15, 2022 at 2:17 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Peoria Police have identified a suspect in connection with an armed robbery of a cab driver on August 8.

Peoria Police say Omarvelous Blakes, 18, has not been located and arrested in connection with the armed robbery.

The police department is asking for the public’s help.

Blakes is described as a Black man, around 5 feet 8 inches tall and 110 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He is wanted for armed robbery and is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone who sees Blakes is asked to immediately notify police.