February 08, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Suspect in Pharmacy Robberies Arrested

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Matthew Q. Robinson

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, at approximately 11 p.m., Springfield Police Department Detectives arrested Matthew Q. Robinson in reference to a series of armed robberies at local pharmacies. The robberies occurred at Walgreens stores located at 2951 S. Campbell Avenue and 2640 E. Sunshine Street in Springfield on Oct. 24, Nov. 12, and Dec. 11 of 2012. SPD Detectives are also working with the Nixa Police Department in reference to a related robbery at the Walgreens located in Nixa, Missouri that occurred on Jan. 15, 2013.

The Greene County Prosecutor's Office has filed charges of First Degree Pharmacy Robbery and Armed Criminal Action against Robinson, a 22-year-old male, in relation to the robbery at 2951 S. Campbell on Oct. 24, 2012. The additional cases will be presented to the prosecutor as well. Robinson is currently being held in the Greene County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

Detectives are also trying to locate a second suspect, identified as Michael A. Falk. Falk is a 23-year-old white male, approximately 6'3" tall and 230 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Falk has not been charged in relation to these robberies at this time.

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Michael A. Falk

Anyone with information on Falk's whereabouts or further information related to these crimes is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 869-TIPS or you may text us your tip. When texting your tip, type "417SPD + your tip" to CRIMES (274637).

The charges announced herein are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

SPD Case Numbers: 12-44848, 12-47808, 12-52044
Media Contact: Cora Scott, phone: 417-380-3351
Release authorized by: Lt. Tad Peters

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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