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Armed Robbery at Boost Mobile on Stevenson Drive

Suspects Escaped in Silver SUV

  • 20 October 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

 October 19, 2017

Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.

An armed robbery occurred at Boost Mobile phone store on Stevenson Drive on October 10th and police are now attempting to identify the two perpetrators. After driving by the store a couple times and casing the business earlier on the 10th, the two subjects entered the store- with weapons- shortly after 7 in the evening. The clerk was threatened with a black semi automatic handgun, believed to be a 9 mm, in the robbery. Several phones from the business were taken in the armed robbery and detectives are analyzing surveillance video from multiple sources. The robbery suspects used a silver SUV in the commission of the robbery.

 If you have information that will help solve this crime, call the Crime Stoppers tipline at 788-8427. I’ve posted descriptions of the suspects on the website Cashfortips.us where you can also see surveillance images and leave a tip. Your information, if it leads to arrests, could bring you up to twenty five hundred dollars in reward money. We’ve already paid thousands of dollars this year, and we have reward money waiting for you.

 

 

Previous Crime of the Week

Kentucky Fried Chicken Robbed

Suspect Commits Robbery While Customers Were in Business

  • 12 October 2017
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week October 12, 2017 Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.   A robbery occurred at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on north Ninth Street in Springfield on October 6th, and police are attempting to identify the lone male perpetrator. At approximately 4:25 in the afternoon, with other customers present, a light skinned black male wearing a brown and cream striped hooded sweatshirt entered the business and implied that he had a handgun concealed under his sweatshirt. Although the weapon was not seen, any person who commits a robbery by use of force with a weapon, whether seen or implied, is presumed to have used a weapon and is in violation of Illinois Aggravated Robbery statutes.  (continued)
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Armed Robbery

Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Reward

  • 17 February 2017
Crime Stoppers Board Increases Maximum Reward

Crime Stoppers is increasing the maximum reward from $1000 to $2500 for tips leading to the arrest of criminals in Sangamon & Menard Counties. By doing so, we hope to address serious criminal matters by providing greater incentives for persons to come forward with information.

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Featured in SJ-R: Crime Stoppers celebrates 30 years

  • 10 September 2013
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This week’s good-news editorial focuses on people trying to make Springfield a better place to live. Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties, the organization that offers cash rewards for anonymous crime tips, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year in the Springfield area.

Results happen!

  • 23 June 2013
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Thanks to tips another fugitive has been arrested!

Crime Stoppers succeeds in 2012

  • 7 January 2013
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Thanks to your help Crime Stoppers netted more than 100 criminals based on your tips.  We couldn't do this without your help and this article explains how we are all helping to keep our counties a great place to live.

Information sought on local shooting

  • 11 December 2012
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Someone fired multiple gunshots from a vehicle early Saturday, killing two men and rattling the quiet neighborhood of Laketown.  Police are asking people with information to call crime stoppers to help apprehend the individual(s) who committed this act.

Tips lead to Arrest

  • 8 November 2012
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After tips recieved by Crime Stoppers, a Springfield man was arrested tuesday on alleged robbery of the Chase Bank at 210 North Grand Ave. W. last week. Randall A. Welch, 35, of Stone Valley Drive was located by police at his home, said Springfield Deputy Police Chief Cliff Buscher. Welch allegedly walked into the Chase Bank wearing a camouflage jacket and jeans Wednesday and handed a note to a teller that said he had a bomb strapped to his body. The teller gave him about $2,000 and the robber left the building. During the investigation, police released pictures from video surveillance cameras. “We got calls from people who recognized the suspect and recognized his clothes,” Buscher said. There is no evidence that Welch actually had a bomb, Buscher added.
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