New Charges: Wanted Man May Be Behind Pair of Armed Robberies


UPDATE (6/20/14): Police say Bassett committed two crimes this week.

The first took place on Tuesday.  Police say he robbed a victim at gunpoint at 4104 Auburn Street.  The second incident was Thursday's drive-by shooting on Royal.

Bassett was identified in both cases.  He now faces additional charges, including:

  • Two counts of armed robbery
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Agg. discharge of a firearm
  • Conspiracy to commit aggravated battery
  • Conspiracy to commit aggravated discharge

Police warn Bassett is armed and dangerous.

ROCKFORD - Investigators need the public's help to find a man they say is behind several crimes.

There are two warrants issued for the arrest of 21 year-old Lamarcus Bassett, also known as "Kool Aid."  Police say he may be involved in several shootings in the area.

Bassett is 21 years old, is 5'8" tall, and weighs 190 pounds.

If you see him, police urge not to approach him.  He is considered dangerous.  Instead, call police at 815-987-5824.

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