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Armed Robbery to Business

  • 29 July 2020
Armed Robbery to Business

 

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about an Armed Robbery at Circle K, 2700 Stevenson Dr. on Tuesday, July 28th at 4:37am.  A black male suspect produced a small black handgun and demanded money from the cash register.  He then fled on foot and was last seen running northwest in the Walgreens lot at Stevenson/Taylor Ave.  The suspect was described as being in his 30’s, 5’10”/150lbs, wearing a black ball cap, black surgical mask, yellow construction shirt with reflective gray stripes over both shoulders and down the middle and black pants.  Photos of the suspect can be viewed on this website, Cashfortips.US.  If you have any information about this Armed Robbery, you can provide it anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 788-8427, submitting on our website, or by downloading the P3 app on any mobile device.  Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards and remember we only want your information, not your name!

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Summer Safety Tips for your Home and Vehicle

  • 24 July 2020
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This week Crime Stoppers would like to remind you of some basic summer safety rules for your home. Leave porch and alley lights on at night, secure all windows, doors and any garage doors. Lock car doors even if you park inside a garage and remove any valuables and don't forget to take your key fob with you!   If leaving town, call your local police department to have vacation checks done. Do not let mail stack up and call the post office for a hold.  Finally, Place lights on timers and arm any alarm systems.  Taking these simple steps can help keep you, your family and your property safe!  If you have information about crime, you can provide it anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 788-8427, submitting a tip on this website, Cashfortips.US or...
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  • 17 November 2019
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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.

Two on most wanted arrested due to tips

  • 19 July 2012
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Since the most-wanted list, which was compiled by the Springfield Police Department and state’s attorney’s task force, ran Monday, five of the 12 people profiled have been arrested.

Tip leads to arrest in Peases Robbery

  • 19 July 2012
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Police arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at Pease’s Candy store at 1701 S. State St. earlier this month.

Reward boost for copper thefts

  • 12 June 2012
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Continued through Dec 31st... Crimestoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties are launching a new campaign against copper theft, including an increase to $500 for the rewards paid for tips, and billboards reminding the public that police are cracking down on the thieves. ABC News Channel 20's Mike Brooks takes a closer look.

Tip leads to arrest

  • 31 May 2012
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Springfield police said a Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest Friday of a city man in the April 29 attempted armed robbery of Taco Gringo, 125 South Grand Ave. E.
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