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Rockford gas station robbed at knifepoint

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are looking for a man they say robbed a gas station at knifepoint Tuesday morning on the far-east side of the city. 

Police say at around 10:40 a.m., Oct. 8, officers responded to the Phillip’s 66 at 4402 Linden Road and learned a masked man, armed with a knife, entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5-10, with a thin build. He was wearing a black
hoodie, black pants, black and white shoes, and a black and white “Scream” ghost mask. He was last seen heading west on Linden Road.

No injuries were reported. 

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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