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Wanted: Kashaun Raiford

kashaunraifordSPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – Kashaun Raiford is only 20 years old and already accused of a violent armed robbery that injured two victims; one was a baby. Police say it happened at 23 Maple Street on December 5th around 5pm. A 23-year-old male was babysitting a friend’s child who was 1-year-old. Police say there was an unexpected knock at the door.

“When he opened the door there were two guys with masks. One had a gun in his belt.” Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney says. “They said we want your XBox, we want¬† your computers and we want your weed.”

When the victim explained he didn’t know what they were talking about, the two men became aggressive and violent; forcing their way into the apartment. They were unaware the baby was directly behind the door.

“As they pushed the door open the little 1-year-old was right in the way and was smacked to the floor.” Sgt. Delaney explains. “The poor kid had a nasty bruise on his face. He’s okay though.”

The other victim, the babysitter, was pistol-whipped by one of the suspects. Police say he was hit 3 times in the face. While this was happening, the other suspect was ransacking the house, taking the electronics.

Police say the two robbers exited the building – when they did, one of the suspects removed his mask outside of the doorway. The victim, looking through the window, recognized the suspect as 20-year-old Kashaun Raiford. The victim also told police that Raiford is the owner of the apartment’s cousin.

Police say Raiford is probably still in Springfield and most likely a transient. They say he is dangerous and armed. If you know where Raiford is hiding, text an anonymous tip to C-R-I-M-E-S or contact the Springfield Police.

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