Willie J. Spencer is described as a black male, 31 years of age. He has displayed a knife in two of the theft cases. In several of the cases Spencer has asked the victims for a ride and then robbed them of cash.
Anyone with information about the location of Willie J. Spencer is asked to contact the Joplin Police Department at (417) 623-3131 or phone the completely anonymous Heartland Crime Stoppers tips line at (417) 782-TIPZ and qualify for a monetary reward.
For the public the police advise that it is always best to avoid giving rides to strangers.