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Area Tobacco and Cigarette Shops Burglarized

Area Tobacco and Cigarette Shops Burglarized

Multiple Suspects Forced Entry During Overnight Hours

  • 5 October 2017
  • Author: Coordinator
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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

October 5, 2017

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

Over the past few weeks there have been several break-ins  to tobacco and cigarette shops in the area and police could use tips from the public to help solve these crimes. Several locations have been targeted and it’s not believed that all of the incidents are related. These types of crimes usually involve a coordinated effort of two or more persons to successfully pull off this type of burglary and any lead provided to Crime Stoppers will be fully investigated.

Remember, Crime Stoppers pays up to $2500 for information leading to arrests, and we’ve got several break-ins that we’ll be paying on. A partial list of the businesses burglarized in recent weeks includes:

  • Old Tyme Tobacco Store        2901 Ridge Ave           Springfield
  • Discount Tobacco                    1701 Wabash Ave      Springfield
  • Discount Tobacco                    1150 W Jefferson       Springfield
  • Discount Tobacco                    1726 Sangamon Ave  Springfield

Give Crime Stoppers a call with your tip at 788-8427; the tipline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also leave an anonymous tip while you're on our website or by texting the tip to us, text instructions also can be found on the website.  When leaving a tip remember -we want your information, not your name.



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