UPDATE: Two Men Arrested in Rockford Armed Robbery

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

UPDATE: Two men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Rockford business on the city's southwest side.

Police say before 3:30 p.m., two men had entered the Neighborhood Market, located in the 1100 block of Ferguson Street. The suspects bought two bags of chips then pulled out a handgun and demanded money. The men then fled on foot with cash heading southwest.

Police say moments after the robbery, police saw a man matching one of the suspect's description walking near Loomis and Sanford streets. 17-year-old Marvin G. Prince had two bags of chips with him and three .40 caliber bullets in his pocket. Prince was taken back to the store and identified by the clerk.

Police were led to a home in the 1500 block of South Central Avenue where they arrested 18-year-old Jacoby Evans. A .22 caliber hangun stolen out of Georgia was found in the house.

Evans is charged with armed robbery, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm and no firearm owner's identification. Prince was charged with armed robbery and no firearm owner's identification (ammunition).

ROCKFORD (WIFR)-- Rockford police are looking for two suspects that robbed the Neighborhood Market in the 1100 block of Ferguson Street around 4 pm on Wednesday.

One man was carrying a gun while he and another man got away with an unknown amount of money.

They two suspects got away and were last seen heading eastbound on Loomis Street. Police are still gathering information from witnesses.

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