Man slashed with knife in Rockford in attempted robbery

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 20-year-old man was slashed when a suspect attempted to rob him late Friday night, police say.

Police say it happened in the 700 block of North Court Street. Officers say the victim was walking southbound on North Court Street when a suspect approached him and demanded money.

The suspect left empty-handed, but the victim was treated for minor injuries in a hospital, according to police.

The suspect was described as a black man around 25 years old. 5 feet, 6 inches and 230 pounds with black shoulder length dreads and a full beard.

If you have any information about the robbery or suspects, contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.