Around 3:05pm officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to A&T Auto Sales at 902 Kishwaukee in reference to an attempted armed robbery. Upon arrival officers learned that the 58 year old employee had been inside the business working on a vehicle when he heard someone knocking at the door. He opened the business door and found a black male at the door. The victim stepped outside. The black male then pointed a handgun at him and demanded money. The victim stated he told the male he didn’t have any money.
The black male then fired several rounds towards the victim, striking the front of the business. The black male ran around to business to 8th Ave where a dark blue Chevrolet Impala was waiting for him. The victim advised he followed the black male around the business and saw him get into the vehicle.
A second black male opened the front passenger door and fired several shots towards the victim. The vehicle then fled east on 8th Ave.
The victim was the only person inside the business. He was not injured and nothing was taken.
Suspects are both black males in their 20’s.
This is an on-going investigation.