Around 11:40 pm tonight a broadcast came over the scanner in reference to an armed robbery and a stolen vehicle in Loves Park. It happened at a business on N Second st. Sounded like the business was Shamrock Slots at 4901 N 2nd St. The suspect was only described as a male wearing a mask. And he stole a gold 2000 van. Last seen southbound.
Update via the ISP: White male, 5’5, 150 lbs, black hoody and black pants with cargo pockets, blue bandanna over his face, armed with a black handgun.
Update: Around 3 am officers saw the suspect vehicle near E State st and Summit, near Swedish American Hospital. They lost sight of the suspect.
UPDATE: They located the suspect vehicle on 11/8/2016. the suspect commited another armed robbery to a business and lead police on a high speed chase. They lost the suspect, and then he dumped the vehicle at the Sportscore on Elmwood. Full details http://rockfordscanner.com/2016/11/robbery-business-just-robbed-in-rockford-2/