1st Degree Robbery

June 26, 2014

Early today, a group of 5 MSU students reported that they were robbed near campus. The students were walking in the area of Bear Boulevard and Holland at approximately 03:00 am, when they were approached by two suspects. The first suspect, a white male, early 20’s, 5’10”, medium build, very short brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt and jeans, The second suspect was described as a black male, early 20’s, 5’10”, short hair, wearing a red/yellow/blue striped shirt and baggy shorts.

The first suspect displayed a handgun and demanded property from the students. Several small personal items were stolen before the suspects left the area on foot.

This case is under current investigation by the Springfield Police Department. If you have any information as to the identity of these two suspects, please call the Springfield Police Department at 864-1810, or the MSU Safety/Substation at 417-836-5509.


  • Listen to your instincts
  • Meet in public areas
  • Protect yourself with strangers and acquaintances
  • Do not walk alone on or off campus, especially after dark
  • If you go out, walk in groups
  • Call 911 or 417-836-5509 if you’re a victim of a crime
  • Notify staff immediately if you have any questions

Anyone having information is asked to contact MSU Substation at 417-836-5509 or 417-836-5510 or Dial 911