Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week
January 21, 2016
Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties
Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a series of burglaries and thefts at video stores in the area during the past several weeks. Break-in’s have been reported at Family Video stores in Sherman, Southern View, and at two locations in Springfield –one on West Lawrence at Durkin Drive in December and most recently on January 13th on South MacArthur. Some of the video stores were entered by unknown persons who stole cash from the business; others had cash stolen from the business. An adjoining business to the Southern View video store was also victimized in an armed robbery on November 26th after the video store had been burglarized in October. Police believe that these burglaries, robberies, and thefts may be related.
If you have any tips or can help police with any information about these video store incidents, give Crime Stoppers a call at 788-8427. Our website Cashfortips.us can also be utilized for leaving anonymous tips. For those of you who prefer texting, you can leave an anonymous text tip by using the keyword TIP672, then enter the tip information you have, and send it to CRIMES. Tipsters can earn up to $1000 for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest, call Crime Stoppers today.