Man arrested after robbery at downtown Dollar Tree

Staff Report

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man is in custody in a robbery that occurred at a downtown discount store.

A around 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 19,  Rockford officers responded to a report of a robbery at Dollar Tree, 526 E. Jefferson St. Police say the suspect approached the cashier, implied he had a weapon and demanded money. The suspect then fled with a small amount of cash.

Officers located the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Charles Hill, walking east on Jefferson Street and arrested him without incident. Hill is charged with aggravated robbery and and retail theft.

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No injuries were reported.

Hill is being held without bond in the Winnebago County Jail. He’s scheduled for court on April 25. R.

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