On Monday, August 21, 2017, patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to B&H Office Equipment, 1121 Broadway, in reference to a burglary incident. When they arrived, officers learned that the business had actually been broken into twice during the preceding weekend. Video of the white male suspect was captured by surveillance cameras.
Detectives from the Financial & Property Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into the incidents. The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized and a warrant was obtained for the suspect, 31-year-old Axel Wittig. Wittig is also wanted on an unrelated contempt of court warrant. The warrants have not been served and Wittig is currently at large. A photo of Wittig is attached.
WANTED: Axel Wittig 31-years-old Rockford, Ill.
BOND: $300,000 / 10%
CHARGE: Contempt of Court/Failure to Appear
BOND: $10,000 / 10%
The Rockford Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Wittig. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau, 779-500-6551 or Crime Stoppers, 815-963-7867.
The charges against Wittig are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases Wittig is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
No further details are available at this time. Further information will be released should it become available