Rockford Scanner™: RPD Releases Information On 2 Robberies At A Local Walmart




Original story at:  http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/04/02/rockford-scanner-robbery-at-a-local-walmart-police-investigating/

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

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Hit & Run To A Pedestrian In Rockford





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Hit & Run To A Pedestrian In Rockford

Update: It was originally called in as a hit-and-run accident to a pedestrian. After police investigated the incident, they determined that it was not a hit and run.  The victim and the driver had a dispute over some money. The victim then jumped onto the vehicle. The driver then swerved, and the victim fell off the vehicle The victim is being treated for road rash at a local hospital.


Sources are reporting a hit and run to a pedestrian.

It happened near Auburn and Central ave around 7:30 pm.

The vehicle hit the pedestrian and fled the scene. The pedestrian is still laying in the roadway. Sources told us the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Suspect vehicle is described as a Black Suburban, last seen on Auburn.


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