VEHICULAR HIJACKING: On July 5, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Rockford Police responded to the 4000 block E. State for a report of vehicular hijacking.
Shortly thereafter officers saw the vehicle stolen in the carjacking traveling westbound over the Whitman Street Bridge but lost sight of it. Several minutes’ later officers found the car in the 100 block of Royal Avenue.
Two suspects, a juvenile male and adult male, fled from the car on foot. After short foot pursuits by Rockford officers and Winnebago County deputies both suspects were apprehended.
The adult was taken to the hospital for minor injuries sustained by a K9 bite. A handgun was recovered on scene.
The investigation is on-going and further information will be released when available.