On December 15 at 4:19 a.m., a male suspect entered the Best Western at 1759 Franklin Boulevard. He used a handgun to demand cash from an employee. The suspect then fled the hotel with cash eastbound on foot. A Springfield Police K9 was called to respond. The suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as a white adult male, 5’10” tall, with an average build and last seen wearing a heavy, black coat and ski mask.