Gunman gets away with cash after robbing Springfield store

Springfield police are searching for a gunman who robbed a Dollar General store on Friday night.

Officers were dispatched around 6:50 p.m. to Dollar General, 1201 Sunset Ave., in reference to a robbery in progress, according to a Springfield police report.

Dispatch told officers the suspect was wearing a gray hoodie and fled eastbound from the store on foot through the parking lot.

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When police arrived, they spoke with two store clerks who were upset, and one said she was checking out a customer when the suspect showed a gun and robbed her.

“(The clerk) advised that the male came up to her register and placed a yellow Dollar General bag on the counter and the male told (the clerk) to put the money from the register in the bag. (The clerk) said when she looked up, the male had his right hand on a black semi-automatic handgun and he had it pulled halfway out of his right shorts pocket.”

Once the clerk put the money in the bag, the robber “nonchalantly” exited the store and took off running east through the lot.

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The suspect got away with an unknown amount of cash and miscellaneous merchandise, the report said.

According to the report, the suspect is described to be in his 20s or 30s, 5-foot-10, 220 pounds and has a sleeve of tattoos on his left arm. He was wearing a gray hoodie with the sleeves pulled up, black basketball shorts and white shoes.

No other suspect or witness information was available.

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