Police

Man arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle at gunpoint

A Springfield man has been arrested after a vehicle was reported stolen at gunpoint, according to a police report.

Officers with the Springfield Police Division were called to the parking lot of an apartment complex on West Mulberry Street on a report of aggravated robbery. The caller said a man stole his silver Chevrolet Cavalier early Sunday morning and believed the suspect was still in the parking lot, the police report says.

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The caller told the police that a man he knew approached him earlier asking for a ride. When the caller, who had just pulled into the parking lot, asked for gas money, the suspect allegedly pulled out a gun and said “this is my gas money,” the police report says.

The caller, who left the parking lot before police arrived, said he gave the suspect two cigarettes and a lighter before being told to leave his key in the vehicle’s ignition.

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When police arrived to the scene, they located the vehicle as it was being backed out of a parking spot. The driver, who matched the description of the suspect, was detained and a handgun was found on the front passenger seat, the police report says.

The suspect was taken to the Clark County Jail and faces charges of aggravated robbery and having weapons while under disability.

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