Nearly $3,400 worth of items reportedly stolen out of Springfield business

Police are investigating after a Springfield business was broken into and nearly $3,400 worth of items were stolen.

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Police are investigating after a Springfield business was broken into and nearly $3,400 worth of items were stolen.

Police are investigating after a Springfield business was broken into and nearly $3,400 worth of items were stolen.

Officers were dispatched around 4 a.m. on Thursday to Huffman Tree Company, 2002 E. Pleasant St., on a report of an alarm, according to a Springfield police report.

The employee who reported the incident said they could see an unknown person inside the business from the camera feed but ended up losing the connection a short time later.

When officers arrived, they surrounded the business until the employee arrived to unlock it for them to go inside and search for the suspects.

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“Officers searched the inside of the shop area and the business and inside several vehicles inside the business, but were unable to locate the suspect,” the report stated.

After the business was cleared of any suspects, the employee was able to go inside to see if anything was stolen.

According to the report, nearly $3,400 worth of items were stolen, including a Husqvarna chainsaw, Stihl chainsaw and a Stihl power pole pruner.

Officers found the rear garage door of the business had been damaged as “the suspects used a piece of wood to wedge underneath the door to gain entrance” as well as a gray hoodie that possibly belongs to one of the suspects.

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They also found the computer system in the upstairs office on the ground with wires unplugged from it, but the employee was still able to review the available footage and see two unknown men inside of the business, the report stated.

No other suspect or witness information was available.

Springfield police continue their investigation into this incident.

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