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Police investigate attempted bank robbery on northwest side

Staff Report

ROCKFORD — The Rockford Police Department is investigating an attempted bank robbery on the city’s northwest side.

Shortly before 9 a.m., Monday, officers responded to Northwest Bank at 3106 N. Rockton Ave., where police say two masked men attempted to enter the facility through the front doors.

The suspects, one armed with a handgun, made it through the first set of doors into the entryway, but the interior set of doors into the bank was locked. The men then fled the scene in a dark gray Toyota SUV, which was reported stolen.

No one was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867. R.


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