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Burglaries to Vehicles

Theft in Illiopolis

$11,250.00 Dollar loss.

  • 22 December 2017
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Hi, I’m Officer Matt Goulet, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.

This week Crime Stoppers needs information about a theft of 3 concrete letters from the Illiopolis sign at US 36 and West Matilda. The letters are valued at $3750.00 each, for a total loss of $11,250.00.This theft occurred between 8pm and midnight on Oct 11th of this year. A vehicle drove up to the sign where the letters were loaded. There is no suspect or vehicle description.

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Summer theft advisory

  • 10 August 2016
Summer theft advisory

As summer continues to bring hot and muggy conditions in the daytime in Central Illinois, thieves are busy engaging in a crime of opportunity in the overnight hours. While decent people who work for what they own are sleeping, and the cars they purchased through that hard work are parked in their driveways, the few who lack the common sense to know right from wrong are busy stealing from parked cars. Springfield Police have taken numerous reports at Southside and Westside neighborhoods of items being stolen in these burglaries to vehicles. A majority of the vehicles which were burglarized were left unlocked with property inside which was then stolen. Avoid being victimized, never leave anything of any value in a car overnight.

Armed Robbery at Toronto Rd Qik-n-Ez

  • 4 August 2016
Armed Robbery at Toronto Rd Qik-n-Ez

Crime Stoppers is looking for information about an armed robbery which occurred just after midnight on August 3 at the Qik-n-Ez on Toronto Road in Springfield. In the robbery, a masked subject entered the business and fired a gunshot near the front entrance. He then approached the front counter area and took the contents of a cash register. After grabbing the money, he left southbound on foot. No one was injured by the single shot which was fired in the business. The suspect was described as a male, approximately 5'8" tall with a medium build who was wearing all black.

Seeking tips in attempted bank robbery

  • 27 July 2016
Seeking tips in attempted bank robbery

Crime Stoppers is looking for information to help police solve an attempted bank robbery which occurred at the U S Bank at the 2723 South 6th Street in Springfield in the early afternoon of July 25th. The suspect presented a note to the teller demanding money however, he left without receiving anything. He left the bank on foot and was last seen heading west towards 4th Street. He was described as a black male approximately 20 years of age who stood approximately 5’10” and was wearing a black Nike hooded sweatshirt with a large white swoosh on the front and gray and white urban style camouflage pants. You can see bank surveillance photos of the suspect on our website cashfortips.us where you can also leave your anonymous tips.

Information sought in assault and robbery

  • 20 July 2016
Information sought in assault and robbery

Springfield, like most other cities in world, found dozens of people collecting virtual Poke Balls in the Pokémon Go game last week and, like many other areas, there was an incident which required police involvement. On July 13 between 9 and 10 in the evening a female was playing the game near 7th and Jackson when she was approached by a black female who had braided hair pulled up into a ponytail. The victim was then tackled by black male who beat her, stomped on her back, and took her blue Samsung cell phone. The victim was treated at the hospital for injuries. Please, always be aware of your surroundings and alert to persons in the area.

Information sought in robbery

  • 15 July 2016
Information sought in robbery

This week Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information about a robbery which occurred in the parking lot of Mr. Gyro’s restaurant which is located on Martin Luther King Drive in Springfield. After a couple had made their order inside the restaurant at approximately 8 pm on July 9, the male victim returned to his car to wait for his food. As he approached his vehicle, however, he was attacked by three black males who were in their early 20’s. Two of the suspects were wearing white t-shirts and the third had a blue t-shirt on. All three suspects were slightly injured as the victim defended himself.

Heavy Equipment Theft

  • 6 July 2016
Heavy Equipment Theft

Crime Stoppers is looking for information which might help in the investigation of two separate thefts of heavy equipment in the area. The first theft was of a red Kubota tractor which was on a trailer at a storage area on Route 4 in Chatham late on June 8th. The second theft, about a week later, was of a Toro Dingo excavator stolen from Buckley’s Landscaping on Chatham Road late at night on June 16th. Each of these stolen pieces of equipment is valued at approximately $20,000. We’ve posted photos of the stolen Kubota on our website. Do you have any information which detectives can use in their investigations of these felony thefts?

Seeking information on aggravated battery

  • 23 June 2016
Seeking information on aggravated battery

Police in Springfield are looking for information about an incident in which a person was attacked in the 3100 block of Normandy Road during the daytime hours of Wednesday June 15th. Witnesses reported seeing the victim walking in the roadway when he was approached by two black male subjects, one of whom punched the victim in the face knocking him unconscious. The second subject then brutally kicked the victim as he lay motionless on the ground. Fortunately, the victim made a complete recovery from the senseless attack.

Crime Stoppers has surveillance photos in which images of the suspects can be seen. If you are able to assist with information and it leads to the arrest of the persons responsible for this aggravated Battery, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward.

Warning about ongoing scams

  • 16 June 2016
Warning about ongoing scams

Crime Stoppers wants to remind you that you should never give personal information to persons who contact you by telephone or on the internet no matter how believable they seem to be. Local police officers take reports every week from victims who have been swindled by persons posing as bank officers, officials from the IRS, persons who offer to help correct computer problems, or one of the many other scams in the world today. If you give them even a small amount of information, these criminals can get direct access to your identity - and your money. Most of the criminals are from locations outside of the United States, yet the victims are right here in our community.

Armed Robbery - Circle K Service Station

  • 9 June 2016
Armed Robbery - Circle K Service Station

Crime Stoppers is looking for help in solving an Armed Robbery to the Circle K service station at 2641 W Monroe in Springfield shortly after midnight on June 6th. The clerk at the station was approached by a black male brandishing a knife who pushed him to the ground and demanded the contents of the cash drawer. The suspect was wearing a black heavy coat and winter hat, grey sweat pants, and a light scarf.

Theft: Money taken from cash registers

  • 2 June 2016
Theft: Money taken from cash registers

Crime Stoppers is looking for help in solving a series of thefts from cash registers at retail businesses in the Springfield area which have taken place while the businesses are open during normal business hours. It’s uncertain how these thieves are accessing the cash registers however Crime Stoppers has obtained surveillance photos of the suspects committing the crimes. In the most recent incident on May 28th, over $3500 was stolen. Look at our website and see if you can identify the thieves -police have felony charges awaiting them.

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