“God made me rob:” Man faces charges for robbing Springfield Dollar General

Armed robbery at Dollar General on W. Chestnut Expressway
Armed robbery at Dollar General on W. Chestnut Expressway(KYTV)
Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 5:38 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2022 at 3:55 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The Greene County prosecutor filed charges against a man accused of robbing a Springfield Dollar General.

Officers arrested Paul Lawrence Barber, 24, late Sunday night.

Officers arrested Paul Lawrence Barber, 24, late Sunday night.
Officers arrested Paul Lawrence Barber, 24, late Sunday night.(ky3)

Investigators say Barber threatened a worker with a knife at the store in the 4500 block of West Chestnut around 9:30 p.m. He left with the money. Police tracked him down to the 4200 block of West Chestnut. Police say Barber had changed clothes since the robbery.

Investigators say they found a large, clear plastic baggie full of cash, consistent with the money stolen from the store. Investigators say Barber admitted to the armed robbery, saying, “God made me rob.”

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