Third Rockford home invasion reported overnight, all within an hour

Police are investigating a home invasion in Marianna. (MGN)
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford police are investigating three overnight home invasions that happened within an hour on Thursday.

Police were first called to the Airport Inn at 4419 11th Street around 1 a.m. Two men were inside when four armed suspects reportedly forced their way into a room.

One of the suspects allegedly hit a victim in the head and demanded his belongings. The suspects left with cash and cell phones.

Officers them responded to the 2300 block of 12th Avenue at 2:35 a.m. where victims say four men forced open the back door and went inside armed with handguns.

The suspects took items from the victims before running away. No one was hurt during the incident.

A third home invasion happened around at 2:42 a.m. in the 200 block of Avon Street.

At the scene, the victim told police three men kicked in the front door of the home then the victim confronted the suspects. A struggle ensued, however, the victim was able to flee. The suspects took off from the home, and it's unknown if anything was taken.

The victim was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
At this time it is unknown if the three home invasions are connected.

Investigations are ongoing for both incidents and anyone with information about either home invasion is being asked to contact the Rockford Police Department or Crime Stoppers.