Police look for possible link in three Rockford home invasions

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – The the Rockford Police Department is investigating whether three early morning home invasions are connected.

The first occurred shortly after 2 a.m., Thursday, at the Airport Inn, 4419 11th St., where four armed suspects forced their way into a room occupied by two men and took cash and cell phones and fled on foot. One of the victims was hit in the head by one of the suspects.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of 12th Avenue, where they learned four armed suspects forced their way inside of a residence and demanded property from two men and two women. The suspects took jewelry and other items, and then fled on foot. No one was hurt.

Police say at approximately 2:45 a.m., three armed men forced their way into a home in 200 block of South
Avon Street and struggled with an adult male victim. The man injured and taken to a hospital. His injuries are not life threatening. Nothing was taken from the home.

In all three cases, the suspects were described as being tall and thin, and wearing dark clothing and masks.

Anyone with information should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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