The Springfield Police Department shared four photos of people believed to be involved in a theft case at the Academy Sports and Outdoors store in Springfield May 1, 2024. (Photos provided by Springfield Police Department)

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Springfield police published a series of photos taken from a security camera in hopes that it will help them settle a theft investigation.

The Springfield Police Department believes a man and a woman stole from the Academy Sports and Outdoors store on West El Camino Alto Drive in south Springfield on May 1.

The man has a mustache and thin beard along the jawline, according to police. He has sleeve tattoos on both his arms, a tattoo on his right calf and a tattoo in the center of his neck.

The woman in the Academy store's surveillance photographs has dark red hair, three tattoos on her left arm and a small, thin tattoo on her right forearm.

Anyone with information about the identities of either person should call the Springfield Police Department at (417) 874-1755 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477) or online at

Rance Burger

Rance Burger is the managing editor for the Daily Citizen. He previously covered local governments from February 2022 to April 2023. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with 17 years experience in journalism. Reach him at or by calling 417-837-3669. Twitter: @RanceBurger More by Rance Burger