RPD asking the public’s help in identifying a bank robbery suspect back in August
(Posted today 9/29/17 from the RPD)
The Rockford Police Department and the Rockford FBI office seek the public’s assistance in trying to identify a bank robber.
On August 25, 2017 shortly after 3:00 p.m., Rockford Police were dispatched to Midwest Community Bank, 3963 North Perryville Road, in reference to a bank robbery. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim teller who advised a black male suspect entered the bank and approached the counter. The suspect implied he was armed with a firearm and demanded money from the teller. The suspect was able to obtain an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was observed fleeing the parking lot in a white four door sedan, northbound through the parking lot toward East Riverside Boulevard.
The suspect was described as a black male, 5’9”- 5’10” with a thin build, 35-45 years of age, bald, scruffy beard, wearing glasses, a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black athletic shoes. Attached are still photographs taken from the bank’s surveillance video. The first photo is of the suspect while the other photos show the suspect vehicle.
Rockford Police Detectives and agents from the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force are currently conducting a joint investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900, the FBI at 312-421-6700, or Crimestoppers at 815-963-7867.