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Police arrest 2 wanted for multiple robberies on or around the Drury University campus Monday

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 9:35 AM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police arrested two wanted for a robbery on the Drury University campus in Springfield Monday morning.

Investigators say the two are also connected to another robbery that occurred at Chestnut and Benton prior to the one on campus. Investigators describe the suspects in their late teens and early twenties.

The university emailed to students one suspect pulled a black semi-automatic firearm and demanded items from the student while the other went through the student’s backpack.

“It’s honestly kind of scary because it could’ve been me,” said Josie baker, Drury student. “I don’t feel like anything bad would personally happen to me but I’m always on alert.”

Shortly after the robbery happened, students received texts and emails about the incident from the university.

“I honestly feel pretty safe on campus because we always see the Drury security out and about,” said Hunter Klouse, Drury student. “They are pretty quick at giving reports to us and are very nice about getting information to students.”

Springfield police shared tips with KY3 on what to do if this happens in the future.

“Be aware of your surroundings and be very vigilant,” said Lt. Steve Schwind. “Even if you see something you might not necessarily yourself be targeted. It is good to be a witness for somebody else if you do happen to see a crime.”

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