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Armed Robbery

Rockford teens arrested in string of armed robberies

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD -  Two Rockford teens were arrested Monday after police say they committed four early morning armed robberies. At approximately 4:23 a.m., Rockford  officers responded to the Walgreens, 2323 Charles St. That's where police say two black males entered the store and one of them produced a gun. He then demanded money from a clerk and struck the clerk with the firearm. "The other suspect acted as a lookout," Rockford Police Public Information Officer…

Police investigate robbery incidents at downtown banks

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are investigating two robbery incidents that occurred Monday afternoon at two downtown banks. According to police, at 2 p.m., the first person walked into the bank walked into BMO Harris Bank on South Main Street and demanded money. The suspect did not display a weapon, and no money was taken. Officers were called to Illinois Bank & Trust on West State Street at 3:45 p.m. There, police say a suspect entered…