During the past few weeks, Springfield has experienced an uptick in the number of armed robberies to convenience stores, carryout restaurants, and service stations. This is not uncommon during the late fall as the days grow shorter and chillier weather brings out jackets and longer coats. It’s also the time for small business owners to become more vigilant in securing their businesses and taking extra precautions to avoid being victimized. We remind citizens to step up in the fight against crime by reporting persons engaging in activity that seems to be suspicious or unusual. If you observe criminal activity, call police when it’s safe and make good mental notes so that you can be a good witness.
And remember, if you have any information about criminals or knowledge of criminal activity; call the Crime Stopper tip line at 788-8427. We offer cash rewards of up to $1000 for information that leads to the arrest of criminals. For more information, check out the Crime Stopper website Cashfortips.us