Springfield Man Robbed At Gunpoint Behind Burkes Outlet: Hospitalized

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Springfield Man Robbed At Gunpoint Behind Burkes Outlet

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Springfield  Police are asking for the community’s help locating a vehicle they believe was used during an alleged armed robbery of a man that was sitting behind the Moreland Shopping Center in Springfield.

squareA Springfield man told police that he was sitting on the guardrail behind Burkes outlet in the Moreland Shopping center in Springfield (taking a smoke break on his way home) when he was approached by two men in an older model white Chevy Caprice. The two men pulled up and asked for a smoke. The victim said he stood up and walked over to the car and that’s when the passenger pulled out a pistol and demanded money.

Police say the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

One of the men stepped outside of the car and struck the victim in the head, took an undisclosed amount of cash and then the two men fled in the vehicle, police said.

According to the victim, one of the men was wearing a black pull over sweatshirt with ‘Nike’ printed across the front. He is described as a black male between 5’6 and 5’9 with shoulder length dreadlocks and some teeth outlined with gold.

The vehicle is described as an older model White four door Chevy Caprice with no window tint and no hubcaps in poor condition with a loud exhaust.

The victim told police that he was not able to get a good look at the driver. After the robbery the victim told police that the suspects fled in the vehicle toward Tractor Supply and over to Tom Austin Hwy where he lost tight on the vehicle.

Springfield Police told Smokey Barn News that the victim was transported to NorthCrest where he received seven staples on his head.

If you see the vehicle you are encouraged to contact police at 615-384-4911

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  1. Ross

    Sadly our crime rate here in Spring field is high for a town our size do some research If you think I lying. Springfield needs to wake up. The old way of fighting crime is not working. I love living here but feel that the police are loosing control at an alarming rate. They just don’t want to change the tried and true even if it obsolete.

  2. sue

    Police can’t be everywhere. Not everyone that lives here is thugs. Crime is all over the world so if u feel u could do better then be come a cop. Hope they catch all the bad guys. Just everyone needs to not let their guards down no matter where you are at. Everyone be safe and have a blessed day

  3. Allen Tinkle

    This wouldn’t have happend if Springfield PD would have had one of their cars parked at the intersection of Memorial and Tom Austin. All criminals leave in fear when they see that.

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