After we posted below, the RPD released the following:
At approximately 8:30 PM on December 25, 2016, members of the Rockford Police Department responded to the area of 1400 8th St, to investigate an armed robbery complaint. Upon arrival, Officers located the victim. The victim, a taxi driver, advised that he was sitting in his taxi, when the suspect approached him from an unknown direction. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim, and demanded money. The victim gave the suspect the money that he had on him. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.
The suspect was described as a black male, 5’9” tall, thin build, wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants, and a black bandana covering the lower portion of his face.
This is an ongoing investigation.
Rockford Scanner fan who drives for a local taxi company, contacted us and said he was robbed at gunpoint a little bit ago.
It happened near the IGA store near Broadway. That is in the 1200 block of Broadway. He was sitting in his taxi when the suspect robbed him at gunpoint.
Rockford police are encrypted and have not released any information.