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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2020
The Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a series of commercial robberies that began on July 12, 2020. The robberies investigated by the Springfield Police Department include:
July 12, 2020, Fast-N-Friendly at 1451 N. Kansas Expressway
July 12, 2020, Casey’s at 4124 W. Chestnut Expressway
July 13, 2020, Walgreens at 1155 E. St. Louis
July 14, 2020, Kum & Go at 5343 S. Campbell
July 16, 2020, Jump Stop at 2101 S. Glenstone
On July 15, 2020, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department investigated a commercial robbery at the Fireworks Supermarket at 6597 W. Independence. Utilizing information from their investigation and information provided by the Springfield Police Department regarding the earlier commercial robberies, Greene County Sheriff investigators located and arrested Noah Risenhoover, a 17-year-old male from Springfield, on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
On Friday, July 17, 2020, Springfield Police were sent to the Kum & Go at 620 N. National after a 911 caller said the business had been robbed. Officers learned that the suspects had fired a handgun at a witness as they fled. The witness was not injured and provided officers with a description of the vehicle which was broadcast to officers responding to the robbery.
A Greene County Deputy Sheriff responding to the area observed the suspect vehicle and, when the suspects failed to stop, initiated a vehicle pursuit. During the pursuit, one suspect ran from the vehicle and was apprehended by the Greene County Deputy. The driver of the vehicle continued fleeing in the vehicle and crashed near the intersection of Pershing Street and 9th Avenue in Springfield. The second suspect fled on foot to 914 W. Walnut but later surrendered to officers after a perimeter was established around the home.
The two suspects arrested were Tyler M. Martin, a 23-year-old male from Springfield and Timothy J. Barnett, an 18-year-old male from Springfield. The ongoing investigation by the Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Department has linked all three suspects to the listed commercial robberies. Charges have not yet been filed in these cases but will be submitted to the Greene County Prosecutor for consideration later today.
Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869- TIPS (8477).
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Case number: 20-23000
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey417-864-1786[email protected]
Release authorized by Lt. Culley Wilson