Springfield police released a series of photos of a person suspected of attempting to steal a car at gunpoint from a Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Store on West Republic Road on May 16, 2024. (Photos provided by Springfield Police Department, Illustration by Rance Burger)

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Springfield police are looking for help from the public in identifying a man who had a gun when he tried to carjack someone at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Braum's on West Republic Road.

The man approached the victim with a gun and told the victim to exit the car and give him the keys. Instead, the victim fled and called 911.

Anyone with information about the identify of the individual in the photos 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 p3tips.com

Steve Pokin

Steve Pokin writes the Pokin Around and The Answer Man columns for the Hauxeda. He also writes about criminal justice issues. He can be reached at spokin@hauxeda.com. His office line is 417-837-3661. More by Steve Pokin