On 8-14-15 at 11:51pm officer responded to Kwik Mart, located at 1203 7th St., in reference to an armed robbery to the business. The store clerk was behind the counter when the suspect, wearing a mask, entered the store. The suspect jumped over the counter and demanded money. The suspect then struck the clerk in the head with the handgun before taking alcohol and an undetermined amount of USC. The suspect then fled the store in a light colored vehicle.
The suspect was described as a black male, 22-23 years old, 5’4″ tall, 120 pounds, wearing a baseball cap. The clerk was transported to a local hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.