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This week Crime Stoppers is seeking tips about an armed robbery in the rear parking lot of 300 E Laurel, Gabatoni’s, on 9/7/14 around 1130p. The victim was smoking when a black male around 18yrs old, 6ft, 150lbs and dark clothing, asked for a light from his lighter. The victim agreed reaching for the lighter and was then attacked with an unknown type of taser. 3 other black males, similar build and clothes, also battered the victim and took his wallet. If you have any tips about this armed robbery, please anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427, or use this 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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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Armed Robbery

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking tips about an armed robbery in the rear parking lot of 300 E Laurel, Gabatoni’s, on 9/7/14 around 1130p. The victim was smoking when a black male around 18yrs old, 6ft, 150lbs and dark clothing, asked for a light from his lighter. The victim agreed reaching for the lighter and was then attacked with an unknown type of taser. 3 other black males, similar bu...

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Thursday, September 04, 2014
Springfields Most Wanted.

This week Crime Stoppers, working with the Spfld Police, Sangamon Co States Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force would like to ask your help in apprehending persons wanted for criminal offenses that are listed in the State Journal Register. Information useful to investigators include where suspects are staying, types of vehicles they are in, known hangouts or pe...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Armed Robbery

This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about an armed robbery at Papa Murphy’s, 2641 Chatham Rd, on Aug 23rd around 9p. A black male about 5’9, 180lbs, wearing a blue hooded jacket, grey sweat pants, black and grey shoes and a ski mask with sunglasses, entered the rear of the business and pointed a black gun with what appeared to be a silencer at employees and demanded money. The suspect ...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
School Zone driving safety.

This week Crime Stoppers would like to provide some reminders about safety as children head back to school. Please pay attention in school zones and be mindful of children in the area. Never pass school buses with stop signs out, obey speed limits, never use cell phones in school zones and that includes hands free devices. Be aware that children can dart out from between cars and if you see a ball...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Robbery

This week Crime Stoppers needs tips about a robbery at Sno-Bizz, 1005 W Laurel. At approximately 10p, two black males about 18 yrs old, both 5’10, one in a blue shirt the other in a red, went to the window to order. A Third blk male also around 18 yrs old, muscular build, with tight black shirt and black shorts entered the shack held the attendant down and demanded money. All three then ran ...

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