August 07, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Surveillance photos from pharmacy robbery released

The Springfield Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the suspect who was involved in an armed robbery just before 1 p.m. on August 6 at CVS Pharmacy, 3045 W. Republic Rd.

Suspect description: White male, approximately 25-30 years of age, approximately 6'02" tall, 220 lbs., with red/brown hair and full beard

Suspect vehicle description: Approximately a 2000 model, black, Ford Ranger single cab

Incident summary:

A male entered the store and walked to the rear of the store while covering his face. A store clerk was suspicious of the male and contacted him asking if he needed help. The male pulled a knife from under his shirt and handed the clerk a note demanding scheduled drugs. The suspect walked the clerk to the pharmacist where he was handed the note. The suspect continued to threaten the employees with the knife while the drugs were collected and placed in a bag. The suspect collected the drugs and the note and fled to a vehicle parked in the adjacent parking lot.

If anyone has information about this suspect or his whereabouts, please call 864-1810 or 869-TIPS.

Below are links to three photos taken from store surveillance cameras and a stock image of a vehicle similar to the suspect vehicle:

SPD Case #13-32535
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301

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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