Springfield Police Looking for Help Identifying Serial Robber

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Springfield - Someone has been targeting Dollar Generals and Family Dollar chain stores throughout Springfield since February.

The latest robbery happened on Sunday at the Family Dollar store in the 1400-block of E. Cook Street.

It's believed the same suspect hit the Family Dollar store in the 300-block of North Grand last Wednesday.

Not only does it appear that these two crimes are related, but Springfield police say they're connected to other Dollar General and Family Dollar stores recently hit.

That includes the March 1st robbery of in the 100-block of North Grand Ave as well as the Dollar General in the 1200-block of Knoll Point Place, and the Dollar General in the 2000-block of North Grand.

"Between Springfield businesses and just outside of the jurisdiction of Springfield and Sangamon County, there's been approximately seven instances where robberies have happened at dollar stores and or convenience stores in a similar manner to where we believe that the same person is involved in the majority of them," said Springfield police deputy chief Dan Mounce.

With high quality pictures of the suspect out there and with the help of someone who may have seen something, Mounce said that there's a good chance this criminal will be caught.

"Everything that they can provide extra helps us, particularly in the details.  Marks, scars, tattoos, things like that.  More importantly just be vigilant of who's walking through the door.  We've had photographs out in the media and we hope that everybody's been looking at these photographs or looking out for this person.  Sooner or later we're going to catch this guy," he added.

Mounce said that if you've seen anything, or the suspect in the pictures looks familiar to you, that you should call the Springfield police or Sangamon County Crime Stoppers with an anonymous tip immediately.

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