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Springfield woman reports two men tried to rob her with guns

A Springfield woman said she was leaving a home Wednesday evening when two men with guns tried to rob her.

Springfield police were called to the 2000 block of Tecumseh Avenue at around 7:30 p.m. where they spoke with a woman who said she was leaving a home and got into her call before two men approached her.

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“She advised the two males never said anything, but when they approached one stood at the front of her vehicle and pointed an unknown handgun at her,” a police report says. “She stated the other male then attempted to open the front driver side door, but she had already locked it and the male was unable to gain access.”

The man trying to open the door then brandished a handgun, the report says.

“She advised the male at the driver door then produced a handgun and began breaking the driver’s door window, using the gun to break it with,” the report says. “She advised she then put her car in reverse and began backing out of the yard into the alley, at which time she struck one of the males with her vehicle causing the driver’s door mirror to break.”

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The men then took off running southbound, the report says, and eventually tried to flee in a car. The woman said she tried to follow the suspects.

“She stated she last saw the vehicle turning southwest on Lagonda Avenue,” the report says.

The woman suffered minor cuts to her hands and complained of glass in her eyes from the window, the report says. However, the report says she passed on treatment at the scene.

No arrests have been made in the case. Springfield police continue to investigate, the report says.

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