Report: Masked man gets away with money after robbing Springfield store

Springfield police are investigating a robbery that was reported Sunday night at a store.

Officers were dispatched around 7:35 p.m. on Sunday to Walgreens, 1800 S. Limestone St., in reference to a robbery, according to a Springfield police report.

When police arrived, they spoke with a cashier that said a man entered the store and was walking around the front area before the robbery.

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“When it was the males turn in line, he walked up to the register and laid down a plastic bag,” the report said. “The male said, ‘put whatever money in the drawer into the bag.’ (The cashier) advised the male had his hands in his pockets but never saw a weapon.”

The cashier told police she put the money in the bag and the suspect walked out the front door and went right out of the store.

The cashier said the suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a horizontal stripe, black sweatpants, black shoes, black winter hat, black gloves and had a white mask on, the report said. She also said he had a left neck tattoo of a star.

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According to the report, the suspect, described to be in his 30s, 5-foot-10 and 215 pounds, got away with unknown amount of money.

After the robbery, officers set up a perimeter in the wooded area by the business to find the suspect, the report said. They were unable to find the suspect but did find a black sweatshirt in the area.

No other suspect or witness information was available.

Springfield police continue their investigation into this robbery.

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