Springfield, Illinois – On October 28, 2019, around 9:00 p.m., Springfield Police responded to Quick N EZ, located at 430 E. North Grand Ave, for a report of a suspect, who stole alcohol.
A black male with a black hoodie and light blue jeans was witnessed by a Quick N EZ employee stealing a bottle of Jose Cuervo alcohol. When the suspect left the store, the Quick N EZ employee began to chase the suspect, while the co-worker called police.
The employee chased the suspect, southbound on 5th St., towards the railroad tracks. During the chase, the employee was struck with the bottle.
The employee was transported to St. John’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It does not appear that a suspect was immediately arrested.