On 9-4-17 at 2022 hours officers responded to the intersection of 17th Ave. and S. 5th St for an unknown incident. Officers spoke with a subject who stated he was the victim of an attempted armed robbery.
The victim stated he was in his vehicle in the 700 block of 17th Ave when he was approached by three subjects. One of the subjects pointed a black handgun at the victim at which point the victim attempted to drive away. The suspect jumped on top of the hood of the victim’s vehicle as the vehicle drove down the street. The victim crashed his vehicle at the intersection of 17th Ave. and S. 5th St. As the victim exited his vehicle he was struck in the face at which point he fled the scene on foot.
The victim described the suspects as two black males in their 20s and one white male in his 20s. Nothing was taken during the incident. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.
RS fan: My boyfriend is the one that got car jacked on 17th tonight and our dog was also with him and ran away, if you can help spread the word to help us find her we’d appreciate it, she’s only a puppy and is really scared of people
Around 8:30 pm tonight emergency personnel were dispatched to an armed robbery that happened near the area of 16th ave and 6th st. The suspect was originally dispatched as a black male, then they updated it and said it is a White male with a backpack. Last seen on foot. Sounds like he may have been armed with a fake gun and was possibly injured during the robbery. Details are still minimal right now.