The Springfield Job 101: Act 1 Neighbor Actions

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Let the heisting begin! The latest event in Springfield, The Springfield Job, is all about pulling off elaborate Heists…well not too elaborate Homer is involved…in a bet between two Nuclear Power Plant owners.

As with nearly all events, this event does have a neighbor component to it.  A way to be a little social and earn a few extra event currencies along the way.  Some of you are a bit confused on the social actions for this event, so let’s break them down for y’all now….

Just a friendly reminder…this is a post ABOUT neighbor actions, not a post to find neighbors.  If you’re looking for neighbors add your EA ID to this post

So with this event there are two different types of actions you can do in your Neighbor’s town…

1. You can tap Justice Agents (3/town).  They look like this guy….

2. Send Crooks to Friends Towns.  They look like this guy…

Let’s start with Justice Agents, because well they’re the easiest to cover…

Tapping these guys in a friend’s town will award you 5   and 1 .  You can tap 3/town in a total of 10 towns.  So 30 total taps per day.

And that’s it on the Justice Agents in Friend’s towns…pretty straightforward.  Now onto what many of you are confused on….dropping crooks in neighbor’s towns.

We’ve seen this element several times in the past.  You have to collect a particular item in order to drop it in a neighbor’s town to earn even more currency.  This drop element is separate from the tap element (Justice Agents in this case), so you can drop crooks/criminals in a town multiple times/day and STILL tap the Justice Agents.

So let’s start at the beginning how do you unlock the Crooks to drop…and neighbor Actions in general.

ALL neighbor Actions unlock during part 5 of The Springfield Job.  You’ll specifically be tasked with dropping Crooks for Part 5, but it’ll also unlock the ability to tap Justice Agents in a neighbor’s town.

So how do you drop Crooks/Criminals?  

By tapping the  icon in the top right corner of a neighbor’s town….

I believe you can drop as many as 10 Crooks in a neighbor’s town at one time.  As long as you have the crooks to drop.

How Do I Know How Many Crooks/Criminals I have Available to Drop?

In your town you’ll see a counter down in the bottom left above your Cash/Donuts/XP counters…..the third item listed will show you how many crooks you have available to drop

My Counter Is At Zero, How Do I Get More Crooks to Drop?

Crooks will randomly drop when tapping Justice Agents in YOUR OWN SPRINGFIELD.  Every so often you’ll see a  fall out from tapping the Justice Agents.  Those  will collect and turn into Crooks to drop.  Each  represents 1 Crook you can drop.

I Have Crooks To Drop BUT I can’t Drop Them In A Neighbor’s Town, The Icon In the Top Right Doesn’t Appear?  But It Appears in Other Springfield….

So if your neighbor is not playing this update, or has not yet downloaded it, you will not be able to drop Crooks in their town. You just won’t see the icon, like the image above shows…the Icon is Simply Missing.

So How Do I Know If A Neighbor Has Started The Update?

A simply way to tell is check their currency counter on the neighbor map view.  If the counter for Act 1 sits at 0 they haven’t started it.  If it’s over 0 they have.

The Neighbor in Red has NOT started the Event, but the Neighbor in Green Has.

So What Can I Earn from Crooks?  What Do My Neighbors Get? 

It looks like the Crooks are on a 4hr timer.  So if your neighbor finds the Crooks within that 4hr period and taps on it you’ll both earn 2  (for crafting).  I have yet to see a Crook give Prize track currency…it may eventually but in several tests I have yet to see it.

You’ll get a report back letting you know which neighbor found the Crook and tapped it…

However, if your friend does NOT tap the Crook in time you’ll still earn 2  but your neighbor will get nothing.  It’ll show you no friends helped….

And that’s it my friends!  Hopefully, it’ll be pretty straightforward for y’all now….

What are your thoughts on neighbor actions for the Springfield Job? Have you been dropping Crooks for your neighbors? What’s your strategy? Are you going through the process of tapping Justice Agents in Neighbor’s towns?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!



58 responses to “The Springfield Job 101: Act 1 Neighbor Actions

  1. So I guess dropping Crooks in our neighbours is good? Well, I’m dropping them!


  2. The ” no one has helped you notification” or has helped you seems useless to me. it’s not an indicator of whether or not i should look for crooks. It never seems to be right for me. Also after clearing agents – I’ll get a pop up message – no more crooks or agents in the town – but clearly this lies. I just cleared all my agents, looked around for crooks and found 6!
    The pop up message lies!!!
    I don’t mind searching for crooks, but it would be nice to have some indicaiton that i should do so – rather than just have to search constantly (using the move key, and darkening all but people).


  3. I’m not getting any agents to tap in my town……??!?


  4. It’s quite nice to have neighbour interaction return to the game. It’s more low key than previous events, limited by the number of crooks that we seem to be able to collect, which I’m ok with – but also, I’m going to be running this one close to get all the prizes so I need the boost more so than in other events of late! I’m a fairly infrequent visitor to my neighbours (as they are to me) so it’s nice to see what they’ve been up to.


  5. I have not received one Crooks cleared screen since this event started. Is anyone else having this problem?


  6. Neighboreenos – it’s a lil’ boost if you need 30 Justice Agents a Day. It’s also been forever since I’ve last dropped anything into a Neighboreenos Springfield during an Event (the pay off is “meh”, especially for Crafting Currency) – EA can’t make the whole Event too easy, right? 🤔😆


  7. Just wondering about those mask. In a 24hr period I have received 4. So my question is. Why so little mask??
    I can’t even do give to each of my friends 😤.
    Anybody else having this issue??


    • I’ve received 2 in a day and a half, 0 in the last 14 hours. I’m sorry that I can’t reciprocate to neighbors! 😢 I’ll have to trade out my Daily Task, as I’d love to “drop 3 criminals in a friend’s town,” but…👇🏽👎🏽I’m not sure why the drop rate seems so low compared to past events, but mine is not to reason why.


  8. chaostheory7777

    Is anyone else not able to visit neighbors anymore? It started after midnight on Sat. Also can’t go to krustyland. It just crashes for both.


  9. Is there some place recent to add friends?


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