Man Wanted After Armed Robbery In Springfield

Posted at 10:51 AM, May 18, 2016

Police said they’re searching for a man who allegedly threatened to shoot a customer during an armed robbery.

The incident took place around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Novedades Mariela, Hispanic store in the 200 block of 10th Avenue in Springfield.

Authorities said an unidentified suspect entered the store armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

He pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money, according to reports.

Police said the suspect then allegedly pointed the gun at a female customer and said, “I’ll shoot her, give me the money.”

Reports stated the suspect got away with an unknown amount of money and a bag of rolled coins.

He fled from the store and ran behind the building toward the railroad tracks.

Officials said the suspect was wearing greenish blue jeans, a black sweat shirt with a white logo in the center of the back, and panty-hose over his face. He also had on a black cap with a small white logo on the front and white gloves.

No further details were available. Anyone with information on this crime has been urged to contact the Springfield Police Department at 615-384-8422.