Police in search of early-morning robbery suspect
Online Staff Report
Rockford police are in search of an armed robbery suspect who attempted to rob Walgreen’s, 2323 Charles St., and robbed Mobil Gas Station, 2605 Broadway, after 3 a.m., Jan. 17.
Police responded to Walgreen’s on Charles Street at about 3 a.m., Jan. 17. A man reportedly demanded a store manager open the cash drawer. However, the manager instead called police and the man fled before police could arrive.
At 3:19 a.m., police responded to a hold-up alarm at the Mobil Gas Station on Broadway. According to a clerk, a man whose description matched that of the suspect in the Walgreen’s incident entered the store with bags over his hands. The man said he was armed with a handgun, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. He fled westbound.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
The suspect was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with white lettering with a gray shirt sticking out from under the sweatshirt, faded jeans, and gray tennis shoes with white trim and laces. A black mask or handkerchief was used in both incidents.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Rockford police at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.
Posted Jan. 17, 2013
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