Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SPRINGFIELD POLICE ARREST FOUR IN PIZZA ROBBERY

What started out looking like the usual scene of robbing the pizza delivery guy Monday night ended up in the arrest of two adults and two juveniles.

The victim told police he was delivering pizzas in the 2100 block of East Watch Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Upon arrival he was approached by a male subject, who made the pizza order and three other males. He was give a small amount of money for $35 worth of pizza.

The victim said he momentarily looked down at the money and when he looked up one of the males produced a long barreled pistol and demanded his money, wallet and the pizzas. They took about $55 from the delivery person. After taking a pack of cigarettes the four fled.

After being called Police Officers established a perimeter and the K-9 tracked the suspects to a residence in the 2100 block of East Keys. Officers located five individuals in a garage and after questioning arrested four. With the use of the K-9, officers observed through a window the 15 year-old youth placing a substance that appeared to be cannabis on a scale.

Arrested were: Adam M. Bartnick, 20, of the 2100 block of East Keys and Justin E. Shepard, 20, of the 1000 block of North 8th St. Both were charged with armed robbery. The 15-year-old juvenile was charged with armed robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of cannabis while the 16-year-old was charged with armed robbery, unlawful use of a weapon and armed violence. The juveniles were taken to the Sangamon County Juvenile Center and the adults were taken to Sangamon County Jail.

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