Springfield police nabbed a robber within moments of the robbery.
A call was made to the police department that a man had entered the Northend Pantry on Black Avenue just after 9pm Tuesday, fired a shot into the ceiling and demanded cash from the employees. When a description of the suspect was aired, an officer responding to the call saw a man who matched the description at 2nd and Calhoun. After hearing more descriptive information on the police radio, 20-year-old Remarco Smith tried to flee, but Officer Redpath was able to grab him and force him to the ground.
Officers found a stocking cap with holes cut out (that can be used as a mask), money and the weapon used during the robbery in his backpack.