Suspected Circle K, CVS Robber Arrested

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man accused of trying to rob two local businesses is now in custody.

Police arrested Steven Hansterd, 47, Friday morning.  They say he tried to rob the Circle K on Broadway last Thursday.  But, the clerk refused to hand over any cash and he ran out.

A few hours later, investigators say Hansterd used a knife to hold up a worker at the CVS on S. Alpine.  Police arrested him shortly after.

Hansterd now faces several charges, including: armed robbery and aggravated battery.  He's due to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

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