Thousands of dollars worth of items were reportedly stolen from a Springfield business over the weekend.
Officers were dispatched around 5 p.m. on Saturday to Harbor Freight, 1604 N. Bechtle Ave., in reference to a theft incident, according to a Springfield police report.
When police arrived, they spoke with the store manager who said two unknown men entered the store around 3:55 p.m. Saturday.
“The males both grabbed shopping carts and rapidly went through the store loading items into the carts,” the report said. “After placing items into shopping carts, the suspects proceeded into the stock room area.”
The manager said after the two suspects stole more items, they pushed open the back door of the stock room, causing the fire escape alarm to trigger, and left, the report said.
The manager was able to watch the incident on security footage after he heard the alarm go off and checked the stock room back door, finding items moved around and the shopping carts outside.
According to the report, the items stolen include a 2000 Watt inverter generator, a 5000 Watt power inverter and an unknown amount of Vulken brand welding items.
The manager described the suspects to be between 20 and 40 years old, around 5-foot-10, between 170 and 190 pounds, and wearing surgical masks, the report said. He said one suspect was average build and wearing a red shirt and black hat and the other had a husky build and was wearing all black.
No other suspect or witness information was available.
Springfield police continue their investigation into this theft incident.
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