On Friday, Jan. 27 at approximately 2:12 p.m., Springfield Police Department officers were dispatched to Hutchens House at 1021 E. Harrison (Missouri State University on-campus housing) in reference to an armed robbery. It was reported that a black male suspect went to the sixth floor, confronted a resident and displayed a handgun. The suspect left the scene with a cell phone and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, wearing a black hoodie under a camouflage jacket, gray sweat pants, black and white Nike shoes, scruffy hair and sideburns, and was carrying a tan-colored JanSport backpack. The suspect left on foot and has not been located. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information about this incident should contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.
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Media Contact: Lt. Grant Dorrell
SPD Case Number: 17-3893
Release authorized by: Lt. Grant Dorrell