Location: Target Retail Store – 2750 Gateway Street
Case Number: 23-7798
Date/Time: November 13, 2023
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Completed By: Sgt. Kyle Potter
NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:
Retail theft is a growing threat for retailers, customers, and communities around the state. During the week of November 13th, 2023, members of the Springfield Police Department worked with loss prevention personnel from the Springfield Target store on Gateway Street to run a mission specifically addressing retail theft. During a four-hour period, six people were arrested for stealing various items including electronics, clothing, and housewares. None of the people arrested made any attempt to pay for the items they had taken from inside the store.
Most of the individuals were cited to appear in the Springfield Municipal Court to be held accountable for their actions. One of the people arrested for theft also had outstanding arrest warrants and was taken into custody without incident.
Additionally, SPD personnel contacted an individual believed to be selling stolen merchandise. The individual was found to be in possession of multiple pieces of construction equipment from a local hardware store and had multiple warrants for their arrest.
This is the third retail theft mission SPD has engaged in recently and more are planned for the near future. The Springfield Police Department is committed to and focused on addressing criminal activity in our city, including retail theft. The SPD Crime Reduction Unit will continue to work alongside of community partners to identify problems, collaborate on effective ways to address them, and then take action to improve the safety, security, and livability of Springfield.
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