Springfield Police arrest Caseys armed robbery suspect

Springfield Police arrest Casey\s armed robbery suspect

Man charged with robbing Springfield Caseys

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – An armed robbery suspect accused of stealing from a Casey’s store is behind bars.

Police say 22-year-old Richard Wilson Jr. showed a knife on Nov. 5 before taking money and cigarettes from a Casey’s at 3001 Ridge Avenue in Springfield. They say Wilson then ran from the store.

The suspect is between 5-foot-1 and 5-foot-2, weighs between 150 and 200 pounds, wore all-black clothing and had a camouflage mask on at the time of the robbery, a press release says.

Wilson faces armed robbery and aggravated robbery charges. His bond is set at $75,000 as he is held in the Sangamon County Jail.

Police want anyone with information on the armed robbery to call them at (217)788-8311. Anonymous tips can be sent to Sangamon/Menard County Crime Stoppers by calling (217)788-8427.

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A 22-year-old Springfield man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he allegedly robbed a convenience store earlier this month.

Police said that at about 5:46 a.m. Nov. 5, a man entered Casey’s General Store at 3001 Ridge Ave. and demanded money from the employee. The suspect had a knife; the employee gave him money and cigarettes before he fled. Police said the man was wearing all black clothing and a camouflage face mask and was about 5-foot-1 or 5-foot-2, weighing 150 to 200 pounds.

Police on Wednesday arrested Richard Wilson Jr., 22, on charges of armed robbery and aggravated robbery. He was being held at the Sangamon County Jail on a $75,000 bond.  

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 788-8311 and/or Sangamon/Menard County Crime Stoppers at 788-8427.

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