From the RPD:
On Friday, April 21, 2017 at 9:59p.m. Rockford Police Officers responded to the 3000 block of Yonge Street in reference to an armed robbery to a citizen. Once on scene officers learned that a 54 years old female was confronted by a subject armed with a blunt object. The subject struck the victim in the head and took her purse. The suspect ran from the area and the victim was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. This is an ongoing investigation.
At the time of this post no additional details were available. Anyone having information on this incident is asked to call the Rockford Police Department
Around 10 pm tonight another robbery happened in Rockford.
This one happened in the 3020 block of Yonge Street in Rockford.
The suspect is described as a male black, 6’1 tall, 180 lbs, wearing a black hoodie and shirt.
No other information is available