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Two Men Are Under Arrest In Connection To Armed Robbery

ROCKFORD - Two men are behind bars after allegedly holding up a local business.

ROCKFORD - Two men are behind bars after allegedly holding up a local business.

It happened Wednesday at 3:30pm at the Neighborhood Market at 1102 Ferguson Street.

Jacoby Evans faces several charges including armed robbery, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm.  Marvin Prince is also charged with armed robbery.

Police say the two men bought two bags of chips, that's when one of the suspects pulled out a gun, pointed it at the clerk, and demanded cash.  The clerk complied and the suspects fled on foot.

Moments later, a Rockford Police officer spotted the men near Loomis and Sanford.

Police arrested Evans at a home in the 1500 block of S. Central Avenue.  They found in his possession evidence of the robbery, as well as a .22 caliber handgun, which was reported stolen from Georgia.

Prince was arrested and officers found him in possession of three .40 caliber bullets in his pocket.  The store clerk identified Prince as one of the suspects.  His mugshot is currently unavailable.

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