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This week Crime Stoppers is seeking tips about several burglaries in the 1100-1200 block of W. Vine, from Jan 29th thru Feb 13th, between 6:30 and 9:00PM.  In one of the burglaries an unknown male subject, wearing a purple hooded sweatshirt, black coat and jeans, riding a bike, entered an open garage and exited after approximately two minutes.  The suspect appears to be targeting unlocked vehicles and open garages.   If you have any tips about these burglaries, please anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427, or use our website, cashfortips.us, or text us by typing TIP672, then your message and send to CRIMES. If your anonymous tip leads to an arrest a cash reward up to $1000 dollars will be paid. Remember, Crime Stoppers never wants to know who you are, but we do want your tips about crime.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Burglaries to Homes and Vehicles

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking tips about several burglaries in the 1100-1200 block of W. Vine, from Jan 29th thru Feb 13th, between 6:30 and 9:00PM.  In one of the burglaries an unknown male subject, wearing a purple hooded sweatshirt, black coat and jeans, riding a bike, entered an open garage and exited after approximately two minutes.  The suspect appears to be targeting unlocke...

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Armed Robbery to a Business

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking tips about an armed robbery at Natures Select Dog Food Store at 540 W Monroe, on Jan 28th at 3:30p. In this case a B/M, 6’0-6’2, around 150lbs, wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt, matching sweat pants and wearing a black stocking around his face, brandished a box cutter and demanded money. The suspect then fled on foot N/W towards Springfield Hig...

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Armed Robbery of Person

  This week Crime Stoppers is seeking tips about an armed robbery of a person at 2652 S 10th on Feb 7th around 1a.m. In this case a B/M about 6’2, 150-170 lbs, in his 20s, wearing a black hooded jacket, approached the victim in her driveway, punched the victim in the face and then took money from her pockets, while holding a silver knife. The suspect fled north from the area. If you ha...

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Monday, February 9, 2015
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
Credit Card Fraud

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a series of crimes in the Springfield area in which persons are using credit cards locally which have been fraudulently made. Area victims are discovering that their credit cards were used at local businesses even though the actual cards were not stolen from them. Thousands of dollars have been lost with these false cards. Do you know someone w...

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