Suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years old, 5’9, 160 lbs, dark jacket and light colored hoodie and dark pants.
On Tuesday April 2nd 2019 the RPD were dispatched to the Walmart on Northridge near Forest Hills and Riverside in reference to an armed robbery.
Suspect retrieved merchandise throughout the store. He pulled a gun on an employee (We been told in the sporting goods area ) and threatened the employee.
The suspect then exited Walmart and slashed the tire of the security vehicle outside. And then fled the scene.
RPD were again called back to the Walmart around 3:30 am, this time for an attempted armed robbery. A man sitting in a truck in the parking lot was approached by a suspect in a Tan Suburban. Suspect pulled a gun on the victim and demanded property. The victim threatened to call the police. The suspect then fled westbound on Riverside. No injuries were reported.
The police are searching for the suspect. If you have any information please call the RPD at 815-966-2900
KNOW HIM? On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Washington Park Christian Church (801 Concord Avenue) in reference to a possible burglary. Upon arrival, officers saw damage to the front door where the suspect gained entry. Inside the church, officers located several electronic items strewn around, damage to instruments and church furniture.
Detectives from the Rockford Police Department recovered surveillance video of the incident involving a black male suspect, medium build, between 20-25 years old. Anyone with information on the suspect should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area CrimeStoppers at 815-968-7867.
If you have driven down the streets of Rockford last year and today as well. You probably have saw several dirt bikes and 4 wheelers driving recklessly in the roadways.
Last year they taunted the police on several occasions including yelling at the police and calling them names and giving them the middle finger.
Sources said they were back at it again today around 1:30 pm near Washington School on the West side.
Source sent us a video and said the Rockford police officers were on scene and people on dirt bikes and 4 wheelers taunting the police once again. They said they were driving in the opposite lanes of traffic and also obstructing traffic.
This has become almost a daily occurrence in the Rockford area these days. We have not heard of any arrests. Police show up, chase the suspects for a few then terminate the chase. And the suspects go about to do it another day.
We have been told by sources they have caused several accidents in the past. Police have yet to confirm this.
One source said they do it, because they know they can get away with it and police will not arrest them. So they think of it as a game of taunting the police.
Below is a video that was sent to us from Kristy Olson, today around 1:30 pm, in the area of Washington School on the West side.