January 12, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Convenience Store Robbers Charged

Brandon King and Michael Hawkins, both of Springfield, have been charged with 1st Degree Robbery in connection with the armed robbery of the Phillips 66 Convenience Store at 1620 E. Sunshine. The robbery occurred on October 28, 2009 just before 9:00 p.m. Both suspects have been arrested.

The pair entered the store displayed weapons and demanded that the clerk give them cash. The two were assisted by a female juvenile, who had entered the store and attempted to distract the clerk. The juvenile was a runaway from Polk County and her involvement in the incident will be referred to juvenile authorities.

SPD Case Number: 09-47222
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
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd