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ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY: On Sunday, January 13, 2019, shortly before 11:00 a.m. patrol officers responded to the Family Dollar, 715 Broadway, in reference to an attempted armed robbery. When they arrived, officers learned that a black male suspect wearing a mask had entered the business armed with a handgun. When the suspect confronted two employees, the employees attempted to flee. The suspect then fired two rounds from the handgun in the direction of the employees before fleeing the scene on foot. No one was injured during the incident and the suspect was unable to obtain anything of value from the business.
Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident. The suspect is described as a black male in his late twenties, wearing a black hat with a light blue bandana over his face, black hoodie, gray pants, and white shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area CrimeStoppers.
Sources are reporting shots were fired during an armed robbery to a Rockford business just before noon today.
It happened at the Family Dollar store at Kishwaukee and Broadway.
Reports are saying 2 suspects went in to the business and robbed the store. During the robbery shots were fired. No reports of injuries at this time.
Numerous shell casings are being recovered at the scene
Employees are reported to be shook up, but OK.
No other information at this time.