Rockford Scanner™: Man Burglarizes A Rockford Slot Machine Business, Police Arrest The Suspect A Short Time Later

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BURGLARY ARREST: On Monday, February 11, 2019 shortly after 4:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a valid burglary alarm at Flamingo Slots, 7521 Walton Street. When they arrived, officers learned that an unknown suspect had broken into the business in an attempt to remove money from the gambling machines. It appeared as though nothing was missing and the suspect fled without obtaining any money.

A short time later, SCOPE officers located a potential suspect in the 3400 block of Latham Street. Detectives from the Financial & Property Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charge against the suspect, Michael Fryer Jr.

Michael Fryer Jr., 36, Rockford: Burglary

Detectives are investigating the possibility that Fryer may be involved in other recent burglaries, similar in nature.

Fryer was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on a $250,000 bond. The charge against Fryer is merely an accusation. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Rockford Scanner™: South Beloit Business Just Robbed, Still Developing

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From SBPD:

On Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 7:51pm South Beloit Police Officers were dispatched to “Got Slots” in the 900 block of Blackhawk Blvd for a robbery that just occurred. Officers met with the female employee of the business. She advised that a black male, 5’7″ tall, wearing all black clothing and a black bandana over his face entered the business through the front door. The suspect was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash. The employee provided the suspect with cash and he then exited the building through the rear door. A witness in the area reported seeing two black males in a dark colored car just west of the business. This car left the area on Springfield Avenue towards Blackhawk Blvd.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the South Beloit Police Department at (815) 389-3491

Sources are reporting a business in South Beloit was just robbed.

It happened in the 900 block of Blackhawk in S Beloit.

Suspect was able to get away. No suspect description, due to the encryption.

UPDATE: RS fan nearby said the suspects fled in a Silver Grand Prix. The cash bag was located nearby. Many police officers on scene. The business is called Got Slots.

Still developing.

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Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery to Business, Police Searching For The Suspect


Armed Robbery to Business

  • Date: 05/22/2018 12:00 am
  • Location: 4343 E. State St

At 6:55am officers responded to Ms. Jill’s Video Poker and Slots in reference to an armed robbery.

Upon arrival officers learned that a black male had entered the business around 6:50am armed with a handgun. 

The suspect demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect then fled from the business. 

No customers were in the business at the time of the robbery.

Suspect was described as follows:

Black Male
5’6 160 lbs
Tan coat and black ski mask

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.