Report: Officers find muddy shoe print after Springfield home burglary

Springfield police are investigating a burglary that happened at a house on West Jefferson Street.

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Springfield police are investigating a burglary that happened at a house on West Jefferson Street.

A Springfield house was broken into and nearly $1,000 worth of electronics were reported stolen.

Officers were dispatched around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday to the 600 block of W. Jefferson St. on reports of a burglary, according to a Springfield police report.

When crews arrived, the victim told them that sometime between 7 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., “unknown suspect(s) appeared to have kicked in the rear north door and entered his home,” the report says.

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“He stated when he arrived home and entered the front door, he immediately noticed his flat screen television missing from his entertainment center. He said he then noticed his MacBook missing from a table,” the report says.

Officers located a shoe print, along with the damage to the door.

“Observed what appeared to be muddy smearing shoe prints on the rear north door and also observed part of the deadbolt mechanism lying on the ground,” the report says. “The rear door was obviously damaged as was the door frame. It was also noted that the hinges to the door had been pulled free from the door frame.”

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According to the report, the stolen items include a gray MacBook tablet and a Vizio 50-inch flat screen TV.

No suspect information was available, and Springfield police continue their investigation into this burglary.

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