Rockford officers respond to strong-armed robbery

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department is investigating a strong-armed robbery, after patrol officers responded to an incident Thursday on the city’s near-east side.

At approximately 6:55 p.m., officers arrived at 6th Street and 10th Avenue and learned a 59-year-old man was walking in the area and was approached by two suspects. One of the suspects spoke to the victim while the second suspect tried stealing the man’s wallet. A struggle ensued, and the suspects fled on foot with the victim’s wallet and cell phone.

The victim was not seriously injured.

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The suspects are described as black males, between 25 and 30. They were wearing dark

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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