On Friday May 13, 2016 two whites males entered Belk’s department store and attempted to take spandex underwear while looking at the surveillance camera.
One male selected a large amount of men’s clothing without regard to price, color, or size, and took them into the men’s fitting room. A police officer entered the store, at which time a white female came into the store, and it is presumed that she warned the suspect of the officer’s presence.
All three subjects left the store immediately and no items were found to have been taken. The subject was last seen leaving the area in a vehicle with Sumner County tags.
On Sunday May 1, 2016 a male entered Belk’s department store and took an item to the register he pretended to purchase. During the transaction the male confused the clerk when he began speaking in Spanish and English, wanting change for a $100.00 bill. During the transaction the male was able to short change the clerk.
This subject has committed similar incident at several retail stores in this area.
Please be aware that several “For Motion Picture Use Only” counterfeit bills are still being passed at several local businesses.
Springfield police detectives is asking all businesses to stay vigilant when taking bills, and encouraging looking at and checking all bills closely when taking them.
Please take any reasonable precautions to safeguard your property, and contact the police department to report any suspicious activity.