UPDATE: Man sentenced for armed robbery to Rockford Walgreens

Published: Nov. 10, 2015 at 7:50 AM CST
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Updated April 10, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The 54-year-old found guilty of the aggravated robbery of a Walgreens back in 2015 is sentenced.

Percy Baker will spend 22 years behind bars followed by three years of supervised release.

Investigators say Baker pointed a gun at an employee at the Kishwaukee Street Walgreens and demanded money before running away.

Police found Baker as well as a black BB gun near the scene. Baker was caught on surveillance taking money and merchandise from the store.

The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office says Baker will serve 50% of his prison sentence.


UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 52-year-old man is charged after a Rockford Walgreens was robbed at gunpoint.

Police say Percy Baker is responsible for robbing the Walgreens in the 1600 block of Kishwaukee street just before 8:00 Monday night.

According to investigators, a concerned citizen told officers a masked man came into the Walgreens with a handgun, robbed the clerk of cash and tobacco products, and fled the scene. No one was hurt in the incident.

Later, officers detained Baker because they say he matched the description of the suspect who robbed the Walgreens. Police say Baker was found with a BB gun, cash, and tobacco products.

Baker is charged with armed robbery and was taken to the Winnebago County Jail.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- No one was hurt after an armed robbery at the Walgreens in the 1600 block of Kishwaukee Street Monday night and police believe they may have the person responsible in custody.

Officers were in the area at the time of the call and saw someone who matched the description given by the caller.

Police say they are questioning the suspect.