Police are trying to determine if both robbery scenes are related.
Info on the other robbery:
On 1-16-17 at 1856 hours, Rockford Police Officers, along with the Winnebago County Sheriffs’ Department deputies responded to Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1502 Kilburn Avenue, in reference to an armed robbery to the business. Two suspects armed with handguns entered the store and demanded cash from the employees. The suspects took cash from two locations within the store. The suspects fled out of the business northbound on foot with a undisclosed amount of cash.
Suspect #1 is a white male, wearing a dark ski mask, and dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.
Suspect #2 is a black male, wearing a dark ski mask and dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.
No employees were injured during the incident. This investigation is on-going.
On 1-16-17 at 1946 hours officers responded to KFC, 3035 11th St., in reference to an armed robbery to the business. Two black male suspects entered the store armed with handguns. They demanded money at which time they took an undetermined amount of United States Currency. The suspects ordered the store employees to lie on the floor at which time the suspects then fled the business.
Suspect #1 is a black male, 5’9″ tall, in his twenties, wearing a black ski mask and black hooded sweatshirt.
Suspect #2 is a black male, 5’10” tall, in his twenties, wearing a black ski mask and black hooded sweatshirt.
No employees were injured during the incident.
Update: The KFC on 11th street was also robbed shortly after the Kilburn ave store was robbed. The same suspect descriptions in both armed robberies. Sounds like they are going on a robbery spree.
Around 7 pm tonight the KFC was robbed at gunpoint. It happened at 1502 Kilburn. The suspects are described as the following: Male wearing a mask and dark clothing. The second suspect is a black male wearing a mask and dark clothing. Last seen northbound from the scene.