Suspects brutally beat the victims, during a meeting for an online transaction.
NOTE: This is becoming very common these days in the Rockford area. People meet to buy/sell stuff from online transactions. And the suspects brutally beat the victims and rob them when they meet in person.
Around 7:30 pm tonight the suspects brutally beat the victims when they met in person near Apple Orchard Lane in Rockford. They were meeting to sell a cell phone.
When they met in person the suspects brutally beat the victims and then robbed them. Then they fled the scene.
Medical was needed for the victims, and they were transported to a local ER. We have been told the injuries might be serious and possibly life threatening.
Suspects are 2 black males. Both wearing dark clothing. One had white shoes on. Fled in a Blue Nissan SUV with the rear window broken out.