December 16, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Two Charged With First Degree Robbery

Two Springfield men have been charged with 1st Degree Robbery after they robbed a man in the 1300 block of South Airway yesterday morning.

Thomas R. Rich, 24, and Sean P. Dugre, 19, are accused of robbing a man at gun point after the two followed the victim, from the Smilies’ IGA at Bennett and Glenstone, to his home. The robbery occurred just before 10:00 a.m. The victim was able to provide a good physical description of the suspects, and a vehicle description.

Springfield Police Officers located the two suspects in the 3000 block of E. Sunshine, at a Burger King, approximately 90-minutes after the robbery. During the arrest evidence was recovered that linked the two suspects to the robbery.

Bond has been set at $100, 000.

SPD Case Number: 09-54687

Media Contact: Major Kevin Routh, phone: 417-864-1754; 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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