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This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about an armed robbery to a person that took place in the parking lot of Washington Middle School on the evening of May 13th. The victim – a custodian at the school – was going to his car after work at 10:15 pm when he was approached by 4 black male subjects, three of whom were armed with handguns. After being robbed, the victim was detained by the suspects for a period of time. The suspects later took the victims vehicle however, it was later recovered near 25th and Cook Street.

 

 If you have information about this armed robbery, which evolved into a felony kidnapping, call Crime Stoppers. Your identity will be anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000. You can call us at 788-8427, or you can submit your tip on this website. If you want to text, the instructions are also on this website. Remember, Crime Stoppers only wants information, we don’t want your name, and we’ll pay CASH if the information leads to an arrest.

 

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Armed Robbery, Kidnapping

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about an armed robbery to a person that took place in the parking lot of Washington Middle School on the evening of May 13th. The victim – a custodian at the school – was going to his car after work at 10:15 pm when he was approached by 4 black male subjects, three of whom were armed with handguns. After being robbed, the victim was ...

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Homicide

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a shooting which took place in the parking lot of Capitol City Lodge at Martin Luther King Drive and Brown Street during the late Saturday, early Sunday morning hours of May 10th. In the incident, police responded to reports that several gunshots were heard and discovered a 44 year old victim on the ground with injuries which proved to be ...

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Identify Suspects on Springfield Police Department website
Identify Suspects on Springfield Police ...

      As you’ve heard in past criminal incidents, there are often times when Crime Stoppers has produced surveillance photos of suspects. We now want to tell you about the Springfield Police Departments website, a separate website which has numerous photo’s of suspects from various incidents on the “Can You Identify” tab off the main pa...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
ID suspects on Springfield Police Dept w...

As you’ve heard in past criminal incidents, there are often times when Crime Stoppers has produced surveillance photos of suspects. We now want to tell you about the Springfield Police Departments website, a separate website which has numerous photo’s of suspects from various incidents on the “Can You Identify” tab off the main page of the site. The Springfield Police ...

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Church Burglary

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking your information about a burglary which took place at St. Paul AME Church at 1130 S 16th Street during the overnight hours of April 7th. In the incident, unknown persons broke the back door to gain entry to the church’s resource center and also a garage on church property. Suspects stole appliances, including air conditioners, and removed copper and alumin...

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