Police invetsigate four armed, attempted robberies in Rockford within an hour

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford Police are investigating a series of attempted and armed robberies possibly connected to one another from Wednesday night.

Police say the robbery attempts all happened in a span of 45 minutes.

The first robbery occurred in the 200 block of Highland Avenue around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The suspect is described as a 44-year-old man, 150 pounds, wearing a black hoodie and black athletic pants with white horizontal stripes.

The second incident happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. in the 900 block of 15th Street.

Two black suspects, including one with a handgun, approached a 71-year-old man. The suspects demanded money, but the victim ran away empty-handed. The suspect was not hurt.

The third incident happened around 6:35 p.m. in the 5500 block of Pepper Drive. A 54-year-old woman said she had pulled into her garage and had property stolen from her after she left her car.

The suspects are described as two black men in their mid-20's, one who had a handgun. They drove away in a dark-colored SUV.

The last reported robbery happened in the 300 block of Dawson Avenue. Police say a delivery driver was getting back into his vehicle when an armed black man pointed a gun at him.

The suspect demanded money and took the delivery driver's wallet and cash. The man also approached another man by his car and stole money.

Neither victim was hurt. The suspect was described as a black male in his mid-20's, 6', wearing a black hoodie and black athletic pants.

Police say they have found a white suspect vehicle believed to be involved in some of the crimes.