Springfield police investigate armed robbery

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SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery that happened on January 28.

Police say at about 3:35 p.m., officers received reports that a business in the 500 block of West Monroe had been robbed.  Officers say the suspect was armed with a box cutter, and demanded money from an employee.  The suspect left the scene after a customer entered the business.

Springfield police say the suspect is described as a black male, about 20-30 years old, standing 6'-6'2" tall with a thin build, and was wearing a light gray sweat shirt and sweat pants.  The suspect is shown in the still images that we've attached to this article.

If you have any information on this incident, or if you can identify the man in these images, you are asked to call the Springfield Police Department at (217) 788-8325 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 788-8427.
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