5 Springfield businesses report burglaries in last two days


Five Springfield businesses have reportedly been burglarized in Springfield over the last few days.

Springfield police are investigating the cases, according to reports, but no arrests have been made.

Dollar General, 2119 Park Road

Springfield Police responded to the Dollar General on Park Road Monday at around 2:45 a.m. after a street sweeper called to report damage to the store’s front door, according to a police report.

They found the glass front door busted, according to the report.

“When officers walked into the store we noticed the glass case that holds the cigarettes behind the counter was busted with several boxes of Newport cigarettes missing,” the report said.

There was video of the suspect in the store, the report says.

“After busting the front door glass, the suspect hops over the counter busting the glass case door,” the report says. “The suspect is seen pulling a trash bag from his right pants pocket, throwing Newport cigarettes in the trash bag.”

The suspect then leaves the store, according to the report.

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse 

Police responded to Sakura Japanese Steakhouse, 1781 N. Bechtle Ave., Monday morning at around 7 a.m. because an alarm went off in the building.

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“When we arrived at the business, we noticed the rear door was damaged and opened,” the report says. “The business alarm could be heard as we entered the business to check for workers or suspects.”

As officers searched the building, they noticed the front door was damaged too, the report says, including the glass insert which was shattered. They witnessed other damage, the report says.

“The office door was pried opened and a safe inside the office was entered and ransacked,” the report says.

There is video of the incident, the report says. No arrests have been made, according to the police report.

The Styling Gallery

Springfield Police responded to the Styling Gallery on Mitchell Boulevard Monday at around 2:30 p.m., according to a police report.

A passerby alerted authorities of a possible break-in, according to a police report.

“Upon arrival, I found the front door damaged,” the police report says. “Beside the door, I located a medium size rock. It appeared as if the rock had been used to break the door.”

The officers checked the business and found a safe open on the floor, the report says.

“The safe was not damaged however the contests inside were missing,” the report says.

About $300 was taken from the safe, according to the report and about $91 was taken from the cash register, according to the report.

Oasis Salon and Spa 

A Springfield salon and spa was burglarized this week, according to a Springfield police report.

Springfield police responded to Oasis Salon and Spa, 124 E. College Ave., on Monday at about 11 a.m. There, they spoke with a woman who said money was missing from the cash register.

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“(The witness) reported that an unknown person broke into her business between the listed time frame and removed a cash register containing an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency,” the report says. “The suspect entered the business through the rear door. I checked the rear door and noticed the door’s locking mechanism and latch had been damaged by means of a pry bar.”

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No arrests were made due to lack of suspect information, the report says. The investigation is ongoing.

Dollar General, 1640 South Yellow Springs Street

Springfield police responded to a report of a burglary at 5:47 a.m. Tuesday and found the glass front door broken out, according to the report.

The burglary was recorded on video, according to the report.

“A white male wearing a blue hoodie with long white strings, black pants, black and white shoes approached the business from the south side of the building,” the report says. “The male uses what appears to be a hammer to break the front glass.”

The man used a trash bag to get cigarettes, according to the report.

“The male stops at one point to check outside to see if anyone is coming,” the report says. “He goes back and takes more cigarettes and then exits the building.”



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