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Police: About $4,000 in valuables stolen from Springfield apartment

A Springfield man said his apartment was burglarized and the thieves took thousands of dollars in valuables.

Springfield police began their investigation on Monday when they were called to an apartment on East High Street where a man told them someone had broken into his residence.

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“(The man) advised he left for work around 7:30 a.m. and returned home at 4:40 p.m.,” the affidavit says. “He stated as he walked to his rear east facing the door, he observed the glass to be broken on the inside door. (The man) advised the back door was unlocked. When he walked into his residence, he observed multi-shoe boxes and boxes from his cupboards to be thrown around.”

The man said he went upstairs and found his bedroom and guest bedroom ransacked as well. The man said thousands of dollars in valuables were missing.

“(He) stated that at this time, he only knows of a few items missing. He stated a diamond engagement ring, a Gucci men’s watch, Michael Kors men’s watch and multiple pairs of Nike and Jordan shoes,” the report says. “(The man) pointed out that the engagement ring was located in the guest bedroom closet. However, the box it was in he located on the kitchen table by the empty shoe boxes. (The man) stated that he was not having any issues with anyone at this time.”

The report lists the engagement ring as valued at around $1,500 and the watches were listed for another $1,000. The shoes that were taken were reportedly worth $800.

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Springfield police were contacted again on Tuesday where the man said he found that more items were stolen. A computer hardware system valued at $150 and a necklace that was reportedly valued at $500.

The report says there is no suspect at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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