Update: Armed Robberies at Two Springfield Dollar General Stores


SPRINGFIELD - Police say two Springfield Dollar General stores have been the targets of armed robberies this week.

The latest armed robbery occurred Thursday morning at the Dollar General store in the 1200 block of Knoll Point Road at 10:40 a.m.

Police say a man entered the store with a handgun and left the store with some money. According to investigators, the description of that man is similar to the one who robbed a different Dollar General store in Springfield Tuesday night.

Officers say a man held-up the store, on the 2000 block of North Grand Avenue, around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The suspect is described as a thin man, around 5’10”, with a goatee.

If you have any information, be sure to contact Sangamon and mansard County Crime Stoppers, at 788-8427.

For more information about the robberies, here is the official news release from the Springfield Police Department:

On today’s date at approximately 10:40 am officers responded to the Dollar General store in the 1200 block of Knoll Point Road for a report of an armed robbery. Officers learned that a subject entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanding money. The suspect received money from the clerk and fled the store on foot. Officers attempted to locate the suspect without success.

The suspect is described as: a black male, wearing a camouflage or leopard print hooded sweatshirt, black sweat pants, and black shoes. The suspect had a graying goatee. The suspect’s description is similar to the suspect in the armed robbery that happened on February 23rd at the Dollar General store in the 2000 block of North Grand East.

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