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Robbery and Shots Fired

  • 21 August 2019
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This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a Robbery and Shots Fired that occurred on August, 5th around 11:03pm at 101 S. Lewis in Springfield.  A cab driver was dispatched to pick up a fair and upon arrival a black male with short dreadlocks, wearing black shorts approached the cab.  The black male opened the door, put a gun to the drivers head and robbed him of his tip money.  The suspect fled west on foot and fired several shots at the cab as he ran away.   If you have any information about this Robbery or any crime, you can stay completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 788-8427.  You can also submit a tip on this website, Cashfortips.US.  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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Bank Robbery

  • 13 August 2019
Bank Robbery
This week Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a Bank Robbery that occurred on August, 8thth around 4:42pm at UCB Bank located at 2120 Peoria Rd.  In this case a black male entered the bank and approached employee’s, demanding money.  The suspect was wearing sunglasses, a black facemask and a dark blue hoody with a yellow reflective traffic vest over it. He was armed with a handgun and pointed it at employee’s.  The suspect took a large amount of money and fled south from the bank on foot.  A photo of the suspect can be found on this website, Cashfortips.Us.  If you have any information about this Bank Robbery or any crime, you can stay completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 788-8427. If an arrest is made based on your tip,...
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  • 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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