Just after 1 pm today several officers were en route to the 3300 block of N Main at Mollies. Scanner traffic is saying the business was just robbed at gunpoint. the suspect is a white male, 6’1, 160 lbs, in his 20’s, wearing dark hoody and a bandanna over his face. Armed with a black semi automatic gun. (Sounds like the same description from last nights armed robbery in Loves Park) Last seen on foot from the business headed eastbound.
Update: They are searching for the Tan van from last night. They think it is the same suspect and vehicle involved. They are also checking out a suspect in the 3500 block of Normandy.
On Tuesday November 8, 2016 around 1:00pm, Rockford Police Officers responded to Molly’s Deli and Slots, 3315 N. Main St, in reference to an armed robbery to the business. Through the investigation, officers learned that the suspect entered the business and approached the employee who was at the counter. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the money from the register. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of United States Currency. The suspect was last seen running northeast from the business. There were three patrons in the business at the time of the robbery. Neither the employee or patrons were injured during this robbery. The suspect was described as a white male 20-30 years old, 6’00” 160 wearing all black with a hooded sweatshirt covering his face
UPDATE: They are chasing the vehicle near Alpine and Rural. Sounds like the Sargent is about to have them terminate the chase.
At 1:32 pm he is southbound at E State and Fairview.
Westbound on Charles doing 60 mph at 1:33 pm almost crashing into a Rockford squad.
Doing 70 mph westbound near 11th st. at 1:35 pm. they are requesting stop sticks.
He cut through Uncle Nicks. And west on Jefferson near 3rd running red lights. Crossed over the bridge. He ran several red lights and the officers had to stop at them, so he got distance from the officers and they lost him.
The suspect is gone……
Update: The 10-68 that just came out at 2:01 pm said the driver is a black male.
UPDATE at 2:12 pm They located the vehicle at the sportscore on Elmwood and many officers are en route to setup a perimeter. While en route a witness said:
The white male got out of the vehicle and walked southbound and got into a white buick van that was occupied by a white female in her 20’s with long blonde hair and wearing a white shirt and grey pants.
RS fan Wendy Harty: The van has child seats in it but no kids.
Note: They had to relay information via different agencies, due to the RPD being encrypted, and the information was disorganized a bit at times due to having to relay information. One channel said there was children in the vehicle and to terminate the chase. Another freq. said he got distance from the officers because he was running red lights. Either way, the suspect is still on the loose after a lengthy high speed chase through the city of Rockford.