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EFFINGHAM: Shoplifting incident turns violent; shot fired

Surveillance camera still from Prime Sole of the two suspects

Posted by on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 @ 1:26 pm.

Surveillance camera still from Prime Sole of the two suspects

EFFINGHAM, Ill. - An alleged shoplifting event yesterday in Effingham is under investigation by local authorities, and the hunt for the two involved has widened out.

The situation arose at 1:47 yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, April 19) at Prime Sole, a sports wear/shoes retail outlet on Avenue of Mid-America in Effingham.

According to authorities, two young black males (estimated to be in their mid 20s), one with short hair and wearing a Kansas City Royals blue jacket, and the other sporting long dreadlocks and wearing a white shirt, entered the store and allegedly attempted to filch some items.

However, when they were confronted by store employees, one of them pulled a small caliber handgun and fired one shot, which fortunately didn't strike anyone, but gave the two time to flee.

They took off in a newer-model silver Hyundai Santa Fe bearing Kansas plates, and haven't been seen since.

The public is asked to distribute this flyer and information so that word can get out. Anyone with info can contact Sgt. Detective Ebbert, Bureau of Criminal Investigations via Effingham Police communications at 217-347-0771 or Crimestoppers at 217-347-6583.

Below is the flyer. Please share across your social networking pages for maximum exposure and help get these two caught.

 

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