Machete wielding man wanted for robbery


SPRINGFIELD - A man armed with a machete is wanted for robbing a gas station in Springfield. 

Police say the Freedom Oil located at in the 3900 block of Dirksen Parkway for the report of an armed robbery. Witness say a man armed with a machete entered the store and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect got away cash and four cartons of Newport cigarettes. 

The suspect was a white male, around 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing an orange hoodie and a green bandana that covered his face. 

No injuries were reported. 

Anyone with information should contact the Springfield Police Department at 217-788-8311 or Crime Stoppers at 217-788-8427.

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