Armed Robbery to a citizen
On.12/29/17 at 7:40pm Rockford Police Officers responded to the 1600 block of S Central Ave in response to an armed robbery to a citizen. Once on scene Officers learned that a 37 years old male victim was in the area visiting relatives.
The victim was walking toward the residence when he was confronted by an armed suspect who demanded money. The suspect ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
As the suspect ran east bound on Island Avenue he fired one shot up in the air and Officers later recovered the spent shell casing from the street.
No one was injured and nothing was found to be struck by gunfire. The suspect was described as a 25 -30 years old black male, wearing black sweat shirt, black winter hat and mask covering his face.
This is an ongoing investigation