Crime of the Week

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

February 4, 2016


Officer Mike Badger, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard counties.


Crime Stoppers is looking for tips about an armed robbery to a person that took place on January 15th in Springfield.  At approximately 10 pm the victim agreed to give a person unknown to him a ride during the frigid weather that evening. After the suspect got into the vehicle, however, he produced a black semi-automatic handgun and committed the robbery. The suspect was described as being a black male under 30 years of age with a thin build wearing a black jacket and a black beanie cap. He’d been seen in the parking lot of Shop N Save on North Grand prior to the robbery.


If you have any tips about this robbery in which a good samaritan was helping a stranger, give Crime Stoppers a call at 788-8427. You can also leave a tip on our website, or you can text a tip by using the keyword TIP672 and sending the information to CRIMES.  Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000 for anonymous tips that lead to arrests, help us solve this crime.


click here to register for trivia night

click above to register for trivia night

donate to crime stoppers click here to see our facebook page
Springfield Police Department
Crimestoppers Of Sangamon & Menard Counties Inc
How to submit a tip
If you see a crime in progress or need to report an emergency, please call 911.
Submit a tip online
Follow up on a tip

By Phone:
Call Crime Stoppers at 217-788-8427 (1-800-397-2288)

By Text:
Instructions on how to send an anonymous text tip:

  • Select text "Messaging" or "SMS" (short messaging service) on your phone’s main menu.
  • Create (compose) a new message, beginning with the keyword TIP672 (not case sensitive) in the body of the message.
  • Send the message to the short code of 274637 (Crimes)
  • Your initial submission will trigger an auto response from the secure transaction server.
  • You will receive brief notes and a unique code number to that response.
  • Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.
    Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use
You must remember this code number, as it cannot be retrieved later.
Click here to submit a LHS tip


Submit a tip for Springfield High School


click to submit a tip regarding southeast highschool


ReportIt website logo