At approximately 12:25 pm on July 4, 2018, officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to an armed robbery complaint at the Family Dollar, located at 501 N. Springfield Ave.
Upon arrival, officers determined that the suspect used a knife to threaten the clerk. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, and fled the scene in a white S.U.V.
Officers located the abandoned S.U.V a short time later. The suspect was described as a white male who was approximately 5’10” tall, and weighing 220 pounds.
A subject matching that description was located in the area, and was interviewed by members of the Detective Division.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900 or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.
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