UPDATE: Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Armed Robbery Suspect

UPDATE: After conducting an investigation, Police have issued an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Tyler Wickson of Machesney Park. Wickson is a suspect in two armed robberies that occurred on December 20th.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Wickson is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Shift Commander at (815)-987-5824 or CrimeStoppers at 815-963-7867.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Around 7:30 last night a man robbed the Family Dollar Store on the 300 block of North Rockton in Rockford.

Police say the suspect first struck up friendly conversation with employees about merchandise and then pulled a knife and demanded money.

The suspect then fled on foot towards Summerdale playground.

One employee received a minor injury during a scuffle with the suspect.

Then, just after 11:00 p.m. on Thursday in the 2900 block of Main Street a man robbed Domino’s Pizza with a knife. Police say the suspect demanded money and obtained an undetermined amount of money and left on foot.

Police say the suspect and his actions are similar to the robbery at Family Dollar that occurred earlier in the night.

If you have any information about either of these crimes please contact police at 815-987-5824.

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