3 men beat, rob man of money and car while trying to buy drugs

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A man who was trying to buy drugs on 6th Avenue was beaten and robbed by three men, who stole his car.

Rockford Police say that shortly before 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, they were called to a house in the 1100 block of South Church Street where they met with a man whose car had been stolen.

The victim told police he was trying to buy drugs in the are of 6th Avenue and 13th Street when three men beat him with a handgun and robbed him of his belongings and his vehicle.

Police say the victim waited a considerable amount of time before reporting the crime. No suspect descriptions were given.

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