July 28, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Robbery at Walmart Supercenter

Keith A. Friebe, 37, of Springfield has been charged with 1st degree Robbery in connection with an incident that occurred at the Walmart Supercenter (2825 N. Kansas Expressway) on 7/26/09. Friebe attempted to steal a cellular telephone from the store. When he was approached by store security he physically assaulted the security officer. At one point during the assault Friebe attempted to display a pocket knife.

The employee was able hold Friebe until police arrived. Friebe was arrested at the scene and booked into the Greene County Jail. The security officer was treated for a fractured left leg.

SPD Case Number: 09-32359

Media Contact: Major Kevin Routh, phone: 864-1754; Release authorized by: Major Kevin Routh

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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