Springfield Police Investigate Armed Robbery At Apt. Complex
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Springfield Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in a parking lot of an apartment complex around 9:PM Thursday evening. The robbery occurred on Duke Ct off Westgate Dr in Springfield. (Location of robbery)
The victim, a male in his late 20’s or early 30’s, told police that the suspect had a gun and attempted to discharge it during a brief altercation. The victim said he heard a “click” but the weapon did not fire.
No one was seriously injured but the victim was briefly checked out by Robertson County EMS for a minor injury to his arm.
Police are not releasing a description of the suspect at this time but according to Detective Madison Burnett with the Springfield Police Department the victim was able to identify the man that allegedly robbed him.
Later Friday morning Detective Charles Bogle told Smokey Barn News that his team has learned that the incident off Westgate Drive may be connected to an earlier altercation between the same two men that occurred at International Automotive Components (I.A.C.). I.A.C is located at 801 Bill Jones Industrial Dr in Springfield. MAP
Around 6:30pm Thursday evening Springfield Police were called to I.A.C. about an altercation between the same two men, both work at I.A.C., but a motive for the two altercations is still unknown, Bogle said.
As soon as the suspect is arrested he will be charged with Aggravated Robbery or Assault and Theft of Property, Bogle said.
The apartments off Westgate Dr. are located about 2.5 miles from I.A.C. (Distance map)
Springfield Police, Robertson County EMS and the Springfield Fire Department all responded to the scene.
If you have any information about this crime you are encouraged to contact Springfield Police. Any information given is confidential and can be provided to the Springfield Police Department at 615-384-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382-3799.
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