On 3/31/17 at 2032 hours Officers responded to 1400 Latham Pl. for an Armed Robbery to Citizen. Upon arrival Officers learned that there was two victims. The Victims stated they were driving two of their friends around, who requested to be dropped off at an unknown residence in the 1400 block of Grant. They stated once on Grant they observed a Police Squad in the area so the friends requested to be dropped off in the back alley. Once they were in the back alley their two friends exited the vehicle and a short time later the
Suspect approached them and pointed a handgun at them. The Suspect entered the back of their vehicle and told them to drive him around. While they drove the Suspect around the Suspect went through their pockets taking their phones, necklace and purse.
The Suspect then hit one of the victims in the head two times with the gun before telling them to let him out in an unknown alley. The Suspect exited the vehicle and fled the area south bound. One of the Victims was transported to Rockford Memorial Hospital to be treated for her injuries that were determined to be non-life threatening.
The Victims described the Suspect as a Black Male, 6’1”, 200 LBS, 23 -24 years old, bald, wearing a red sweater and a large gold chain armed with a handgun
Around 8:45 pm tonight a broadcast came over the airwaves in reference to an armed robbery that happened near Latham Place. Sounds like the victim was injured during the robbery. The suspect is described as a Black male around 23 years old with a shaved head.