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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | April 23, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Quick thinking on Monday morning by employees of some businesses led to a quick arrest after back-to-back robbery attempts. The Deals store near Sunshine and Campbell was the first to call 911 and report an attempted robbery just after 11:00 a.m.  Witnesses told police that a woman in her 50s or 60s came in and showed a weapon to the cashier.  She was unsuccessful in getting cash.  When she left, employees called police....
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook | July 11, 2012
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A suspect in the robbery of a Joplin bank two weeks ago has been arrested with his wife for the alleged robbery of a bank in North Dakota. The Associated Press reports Johnny Patrom, of Springfield, and his wife Amanda Patrom, are accused of holding up a bank on the campus of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks last Friday. Johnny Patrom is from Springfield, but has also lived in Carl Junction in recent years. The AP reports the couple has been ordered held without bond.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | September 25, 2012
LAQUEY, Mo. - Deputies have arrested a Laquey man suspected in the Sunday armed robbery of a Richland store. Cory N. Trotter, 20, was taken into custody in the 26900 block of Starbust Lane in Laquey on an active warrant charging him with first-degree robbery, authorities said. Trotter was taken to the Pulaski County Jail, where he was held on $500,000 bond. Trotter's father, Tony J. Trotter, 53, of Waynesville, was also taken into custody. The elder Trotter was wanted on warrants for probation violation from two DWI cases.
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by KY3 News | October 24, 2010
JOPLIN -- Charges have been filed against a Springfield man who has been on the run from Joplin police. Investigators say Stephen Agee used a gun to hold up a Disabled American Veterans' Thrift Store earlier this month. Agee, 49, now faces charges of first degree armed robbery and armed criminal action in Jasper County. The suspect is still on the loose and officers say he is considered dangerous.
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by Brian Vandenberg, KY3 News | December 26, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- There's now a reward for information that helps crack a robbery in Springfield last Friday.  A man grabbed a car stereo from the sales floor of Creative Car Audio on West Sunshine Street.  When employees tried to stop the thief, he threatened them with a knife and sped away in a gray, late '80s hatchback.  Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and charges against the robber. ...
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by KY3 News | May 6, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man from Republic pleaded guilty on Friday for seven crimes related to a robbery that resulted in the death of a 98-year-old woman last summer.  A judge plans to sentence Joshua Rawlings, 28, on July 8. Rawlings said he shoved Selwyn Wilson while trying to rob her at her apartment in Madison Towers near downtown on June 30.  He said he knocked on the woman's door, asked to use her telephone, pushed her to the floor and...
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | June 10, 2011
Springfield, Mo. -- Springfield Police are searching for a man who robbed a gas station clerk at gunpoint.  The holdup happened just before five this morning at the Kum and go at Sunshine and Fort.  Officers believe the bandit is in his 20's.  He threatened the clerk with a handgun, then demanded cash and alcohol before running out of the store. The clerk was not hurt.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | August 13, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Mo. -- The Ozark County Sheriff's Department says a teenager was shot in the arm while he and three other people were trying to rob a marina on Norfork Lake on Sunday afternoon.  Investigators believe the three males and one female stole a synthetic marijuana product (often called K2 or Spice) from Udall Marina, and the teenager was shot while they were fleeing. A news release on Sunday says the shooting victim is 17 years old.  He is being treated at the hospital in West Plains.  The other three suspects were arrested and could face charges.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | August 29, 2012
Waynesville police continue to search for credit union robbery suspect WAYNESVILLE, Mo. - Police in Waynesville are still searching for a man they say robbed a credit union 12 days ago, and have released photos of the suspect in an attempt to capture him. The Mid-Missouri Credit Union, 1300 Historic 66 West in Waynesville, was robbed Aug. 17 at 12:45 p.m., according to police. Police say a black male carrying a blue tote type bag with a BDU camouflage shirt over his arm approached a teller and demanded money.
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Posted by Kristy Larangeira and news@ky3.com | June 19, 2013
BRANSON, Mo. -- A Branson man will go to trial for an armed robbery at a pharmacy in his hometown.  Mason Scott is charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action in the hold-up of Lakeland Pharmacy in March.  Police say Scott waved a gun and told workers to fill his backpack with narcotics.  His bond is set at $100,000.  He'll be arraigned in July.
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By Chris Brewer, web editor and Linda Russell and cbrewer@schurz.com, lrussell@ky3.com | May 23, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Police say a customer at a convenience store in west Springfield foiled an armed robbery attempt there early this morning. According to Springfield police, two men approached the Kum 'N' Go at 2506 West College Street at 4:11 a.m., with one entering the store and the other standing outside by the door. The man who went inside displayed a firearm and told the clerk the store was being held up. A customer inside the store -- a 26-year-old man -- disarmed the man, police said.
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by Chris Brewer and Tony Nguyen and cbrewer@schurz.com | May 14, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Police are looking for two people involved in an apparent attempted robbery at a Walgreens store in east Springfield. The cashier on duty said two people wearing red bandanas entered the Walgreens at 2640 E. Sunshine St. just after 4 a.m., and one of them displayed a gun. The two asked where the manager was, but the cashier told them the manager was in the back. The two then ran out of the store without taking anything, according to the cashier. Security footage containing images of the two have been turned over to Springfield police.
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edited news release | April 29, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Crime Stoppers and the Springfield Police Department ask for help in identifying the person in these photographs.  Police are investigating a robbery near the downtown area on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.   The victim was reportedly robbed by three unknown black males. The victim's stolen credit card was later used.  The subject pictured is a person of interest and the investigation is still on-going at this time. If you were in the area of this incident and saw any suspicious people or vehicles at these times, or if you know the suspects, please call Crime Stoppers.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | March 5, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - They drove in, hopped out, and pulled off their crime in a just  minutes.  That's what Randy Hyde sees as he watches surveillance video of four  thieves loading up dozens of heavy wooden pallets stored at Hiland Dairy.  Hyde believes this footage may hold the clues police need to eventually catch the culprits. Hiland is just one businesses now using state-of-the-art cameras capturing nearly crystal-clear images of what's going on. "The quality is so much better," said Hyde, director of human resources at Hiland.  "We had an old system that had been in place for quite a  few years and you just couldn't hardly make out anything in the cameras.
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edited news release | February 11, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Crime Stoppers and the Springfield Police Department ask for help in identifying the people in this photograph.  Springfield police are investigating an assault and attempted robbery at the Neighborhood Market, 3536 W. Mt. Vernon St., on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.  The people in the photo are persons of interest. If you were in the area of these crimes and saw any suspicious people or vehicles at these times, or if you know the people in the photo, you can call Crime Stoppers at (417)
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edited news release from Springfield Police Department | February 8, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man is charged for one of three recent robberies of pharmacies in the city.  Matthew Q. Robinson, 22, could also be charged for the other two robberies of Walgreens stores, as well as one in Nixa. Police say they arrested Robinson about 11 p.m. Wednesday.  He was charged with first-degree pharmacy robbery and armed criminal action on Thursday. The robberies were on Oct. 24, Nov. 12 and Dec. 11 last year at the Walgreens stores at 2951 S. Campbell Ave., and 2640 E. Sunshine St.  Springfield detectives are also working with the Nixa Police Department about a related robbery at the Walgreens store in Nixa last Jan. 15. Robinson is charged for the holdup in October.  Police will present probable cause statements to prosecutors about the additional cases.
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edited news release from Springfield Police Department | January 25, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2012 shows an overall rise in reported crime in Springfield of 2.39, compared to 2011.   The report also shows a 28.25-percent drop in theft from vehicles, helping fuel a negligible overall increase of .60 percent for all property crimes.  There was a 22.21-percent increase in crimes against persons in 2012. According to the first six months of nationwide UCR data available from the FBI , increases in both violent crimes and property crimes were seen throughout the U.S. “Springfield remains a safe place to live and work.
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edited news release | January 25, 2013
ROLLA, Mo. -- A man demanded money and got some from a credit union over the noon hour on Friday.  The robbery was at the Rolla Federal Credit Union, 1012 Forum Drive, about 12:28. The robber, who is black, was dressed in a light colored waist length coat, light colored dress shirt, and light colored dress style. He handed a teller a note and announced a robbery.  After getting some cash, he fled westward on foot. Anyone with information about the robbery can call the Rolla Police Department at (573)
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by Debbie Enlow, Ky3 News and denlow@ky3.com | October 31, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Police are looking for three men after a man was robbed on the roadside in southeast Springfield Tuesday night. The incident happened around 11 o'clock on Evans Road--near highway 65. Police say the victim was working on his car, when another vehicle pulled up. The three men inside asked if the victim needed help, then one of the men hit him in the back of the head. As a fight ensued, the other two men ransacked the victim's car. No word yet on exactly what was taken.
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