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Person Visiting From Out Of State, Is Robbed On Rockford’s West Side



ARMED ROBBERY: On Saturday, March 12, 2022, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Rockford Police
officers responded to the parking lot of 2512 N. Rockton Avenue (Family Dollar) for a report of an
armed robbery.

The victim stated that they came from Iowa to Rockford to purchase a vehicle
that they had seen on an online marketplace. The victim spoke with an adult male in the parking
lot and was asked if they had the money for the purchase.

The victim then provided the cash to the suspect.
Directly after the money exchange, the victim advised that the suspect showed a
weapon, and then fled on foot.

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