18-year-old arrested after battering and trying to steal a 64-year-old’s bicycle

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Rockford Police have announced an arrest of an 18-year-old Rockford teen for allegedly trying to steal a 64-year-old man’s bicycle, knocking him to the ground in the process.

The victim told police he was riding his bike eastbound on Broadway at 8th Street on Tuesday around 8 p.m. when he was struck by a black male and knocked to the ground. Police say the suspect then attempted to take the victim’s bike, but the victim was able to fight him off. The suspect then fled the scene.

The victim was able to provide police with a description of the suspect, and a short time later Rockford Police SCOPE officers stopped two people in the area of 15th Avenue and 7th Street. One was identified as 18-year-old Kewon Woods and the other, a 15-year-old juvenile. 

Based on an investigation conducted by the SCOPE team, they identified Woods as the perpetrator and took him into custody.

Woods has been charged with Attempted Robbery and Aggravated Battery in a Public Way.

Woods was taken to the Winnebago County Jail. No bond has been set. The 15-year-old was not charged and was released to a parent.

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