December 09, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Robbery Suspects Charged

Two Springfield men have been charged in this morning’s robbery of a Fastrip Convenience Store located at 3109 W. Sunshine. Jerry R. Blue, 21, and Christopher Helm, 24, both of Springfield entered the store this morning and at gun point robbed the clerk. Blue and Helm have been charged with 1st degree Robbery.

The two fled in a vehicle that was seen by Springfield Police near the intersection of Kansas and Sunshine. Police pursued the vehicle to the area of Scenic and Sunshine where stop sticks were deployed to deflate the vehicle’s tires. Three people in the vehicle were taken into custody including Blue and Helm. The third suspect in the vehicle was arrested but not charged today.

SPD Case Number: 09-53722

Media Contact: Lt. David Millsap, phone: 417-864-1751; Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap

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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
417-864-1810 •