East Rockford Businessman Robbed


ROCKFORD - Police are looking for answers to an early morning armed robbery.

It happened at the Merrill Lynch building at 7210 E. State Street just after 1:30am Thursday.

Police tell us a suite owner was first approached in the parking lot by a man with a gun and brought back inside the building.  Police say several suspects helped to ransack the office.  They got away with electronic equipment.

Investigators have a description of one of the suspects:

  •  Black male
  •  6'0"
  •  240 lbs
  •  Wearing a black hoodie with a white bandana

The victim wasn't hurt during the incident.

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