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On Thursday November 8th at 9:00pm, Rockford Officers responded to the Tobacco Outlet located at 3219 N. Main St in reference to an armed robbery. The suspect was armed with a long gun and demanded money from the clerk whom complied. The suspect fled eastbound on foot from the business. There was a customer exiting the business as the suspect entered into it. No injuries were reported.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.
Around 9 pm tonight sources were reporting an armed robbery to a Rockford business.
A tobacco store in the 3200 block of N Main was robbed at gunpoint.
A man wearing a Halloween mask and armed with a shotgun, robbed the store then fled on foot.