ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Several armed robberies occurred throughout Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Rockford Police say around 10 p.m. two people were walking on the 1900 block of Rockwell Street when they passed two men. Those two men then turned around, pulled a gun, and demanded the victims to lie on the ground. The suspects then struck one man in the head and took items from the victims’ pockets.
The two suspects are described as: Suspect #1: a 17 year old black man, 5’ 9”, 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoody. Suspect #2: a 17 year old black man, 5’8”, 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoody with a black bubble vest on top.
Just 20 minutes later on the 900 block of Grant Avenue, a man had just parked his car when two men approached him. The suspects pulled a gun and demanded the victim’s cash. The victim gave up the cash and the suspects fled behind residential homes.
The two suspects are described as: Suspect #1: a 20 year old black man, 5’ 10” tall. He was last seen with his face covered with a black bandana. Suspect #2: a 25-30 year old black man, 6’ 6”, 210 pounds. He, too, had a black bandana covering his face and he also wore a black hoody.
Rockford Police say a man was walking to the Oasis, on 900 block of East State Street, when two men approached him. The suspects quickly pulled a gun on the victim and demanded cash and personal belongings. The victim gave what he had and the suspects fled on foot. This incident happened around 12:30 Thursday morning.
Those two suspects involved in this crime are described as: Suspect #1: a 25 year old black man, 5’ 10”, 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored knit cap, dark jeans, and a dark grey coat. Suspect #2: a 25 year old black man, 5’ 10”, 200 pounds. He was also last seen wearing a dark knit cap.
No injuries were obtained by the incidents.
If you have any information about these crimes please contact Rockford Police at 815-987-5824.