April 7, 2022
Public’s assistance needed in identifying vehicle
Springfield, Mo. – The Springfield Police Department needs the public’s assistance with identifying a vehicle and suspect related to a series of suspicious activities.
The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-20s to 30s with brown or reddish hair and a beard who is 5’8” to 6’2” with a muscular build. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a four-door red sedan with a sun/moon roof, possibly a 2014 Chevy Cruz.
The suspect is flagging down female drivers then following them into parking lots to tell them they have a flat tire. On more than one occasion, the suspect has approached the female drivers with a tire gauge and asks the driver to exit the vehicle so he can show them the flat tire. None of the victims had a flat tire.
Past incidents occurred during daylight hours between March 16, 2022, and April 3, 2022.
Anyone who has experienced a similar encounter is encouraged to call the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 to file a report.
If anyone recognizes the vehicle or suspect description, please 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(s): 22-9312, 22-10116
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by A/Lt. Chris Rasmussen