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Armed Robbery to Business

  • 23 January 2020
Armed Robbery to Business

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about an Armed Robbery at Circle K, located at 1801 E. North Grand on Tuesday, January 21st at 12:53am.  A black male suspect, 20-30 years old wearing a long black coat with the hood up, dark pants, white shoes and carrying a blue book bag entered the store.  The suspect displayed a black and brown handgun, demanded money from the register then fled westbound on foot. Photos of the suspect can be viewed on this website.  If you have any information about this Armed Robbery, call Crime Stoppers at 788-8427.  You can also submit a tip on this website, Cashfortips.US or download the P3 app on your mobile device and submit a tip from there.  You will remain completely anonymous and if an arrest is made based on your tip, you will receive a cash reward up to 2500 dollars. Remember Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

 

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Thank you all for supporting Crime Stoppers in 2019!!

  • 16 January 2020
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    Hi I’m Officer John Dorsey, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties.   2019 was a great year for Crime Stoppers thanks to our tipsters and the public attending our fundraisers.  968 tips were received, which led to 108 case closures and 57 arrests. Crime Stoppers assisted in the recovery of $209,570 dollars worth of stolen property and drugs. Over $22,000 dollars in rewards were approved and $16,950 dollars were actually claimed. Our next fundraiser is on Saturday, February 1st at the BOS center, our 11th annual trivia night. Please go to Cashfortips.US to register. If you have any information about crime, you can stay completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 788-8427, submit a tip on this website,...
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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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