On November 21st, 2016 at 6:44 p.m. Rockford Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of Post Ave in reference to an armed robbery. Preliminary investigations revealed that a 51 year old female had just parked her vehicle curb side and was walking towards her residence when she was confronted by a suspect armed with a handgun. The suspect demanded her purse which she handed over to him. The suspect then ran from the area and the victim was not injured.
The suspect was described as a light skinned black male, late teens to early 20’s, 5’-5”, thin build wearing dark jeans and black hoodie.
The incident is currently under investigation.