Springfield man accused of using fake Uzi in robberies

Police say a Springfield man pointed a fake weapon that looked like an Uzi at people and robbed them of money.

Chanceller Smith, 27, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with aggravated robbery in connection to a March 10 incident. The weapon used was a fake sub-machine gun, police said.

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A police report says authorities started their investigation when they were called about an incident on Wilkes Drive. A victim said a black Volkswagen followed him to different locations and finally a man emerged from the vehicle and robbed him.

“Defendant Smith pointed the weapon at subjects who were outside and ordered them to the ground,” the reports says. “He approached (the victim) kicked him while he laid on the ground and told him to empty his pockets.”

Two people who were passing by were also ordered to the ground, police said. The man who was followed only had $10 and his phone with him, but one of the men walking by allegedly handed Smith $400, police said.

Springfield police located the Volkswagen and found the fake weapon. Smith appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $50,000.


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