Police investigate armed robbery on Rockford’s west side

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are searching for two suspects they say robbed a man Monday morning outside his home on the city’s west side.

Police say at approximately 11:30 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 200 block of Soper Avenue in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, they learned a 56-year-old man and 58-year-old
woman were outside their residence when they were approached by two male suspects,
one armed with a handgun.

Police say the suspects battered man and took his wallet and briefly chased the female victim but later fled the scene. The male victim was not seriously injured. 

No suspect information is available as of this report.

Anyone with information is urged to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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