On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:45pm Rockford Police Officers responded to a local hospital to meet with an armed robbery victim. Preliminary investigations revealed that at approximately 6:45pm, the 58 year old male victim was walking in the area of John St. and Ridge Ave. when he was confronted by two teenage male suspects. Almost immediately a struggle ensued and all three fell to the ground. One of the suspects then brandished a knife and stood over the victim while the other suspect removed victim’s wallet from his pocket. The suspects ran from the area.
The victim only suffered a minor sprain as a result of the struggle and is expected to fully recovery.
This is an ongoing investigation