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Drugs stolen in Saturday nursing home robbery

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Armed thieves make off with narcotics

By Brandon Mattingly

Springfield Police responded to a 911 call in regard to a robbery at Springfield Nursing and Rehab at about 4:40 a.m. on Saturday. No injuries were reported from the incident, which remains under investigation.

According to witnesses, two young, black males entered the east door of the facility and approached the nursing station with one of the men brandishing an apparent pistol. The men ordered nurses to hand over narcotics from their rolling carts, which the nurses complied with. The suspects then fled the area on foot.

The Springfield Police Department emphasized in a press release that no one was injured and that the nurses involved acted “very responsibly” and were able to minimize the danger of the situation.

“I want to stress again that no residents were close to the incident and the nurses were very brave and did a very good job in staying calm and handling this situation,” added Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith. “Thank God that no one got hurt.”

Smith and Ofc. Mike Cotton responded to the incident on Saturday morning, but the suspects had already fled the scene before their arrival.

Authorities are asking for any help the public has to offer in solving the case and Springfield Police stated that tips can remain anonymous.