Police investigate 2 reported shed break-ins at same Springfield house

Springfield police are investigating two break-ins reported at the same address.

Officers were dispatched around 6 p.m. Friday to the 100 block of E. Southern Ave. on a forced entry into a plastic storage shed, according to a Springfield police report.

When crews arrived, they spoke with the victim who said that “an unknown suspect(s) pulled open the doors to his plastic storage shed” and took over $2,400 worth of items without consent, the report says.

“It is unclear, but he believes they would have to hauled the items in a truck because the boxes of laminate weighed forty pounds each,” the report says. “He found a box of the laminates laying in the alley behind his neighbor’s garage. He found a fishing rod in the alley also.”

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The victim told police he never heard a vehicle behind his house, but police saw “fresh truck tire tracks in the muddy areas of the alley.”

According to the report, the items stolen include assorted hand and power tools, assorted fishing rods and reels, 22 boxes of oak laminate flooring and a red dolly.

Officers were later dispatched around 3 p.m. Saturday to the same address on the report of a theft, according to a police report.

When crews arrived, they spoke with the same victim who said that “an unknown suspect selected items and removed them from his shed” while he was running errands.

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“(The victim) advised this is the second time items have been removed from his shed,” the report says.

According to the report, the additional items stolen include three boxes of flooring, a post hole digger and a metal level.

No suspect or witness information was available.

Springfield police continue their investigation into the burglary incidents.

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