72-year-old Man Attacked in Boone Co. Home Invasion

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion where the suspect may have followed his victim home from a Rockford Wal-Mart.

The crime happened at around 10:30am in the 2100 block of North State Street. 

The victim, a 72 year old man, told investigators that a man entered his home after he had returned from shopping at the east Rockford Wal-Mart and demanded money.  After a short struggle, he grabbed cash from the victim and took off in a 2009-2011 dark blue or black Ford Fusion.

A family member tells ‘Eyewitness News’ that the victim suffered a cut on his arm but is otherwise okay.

Surveillance photos from the Wal-Mart show the suspected attacker, who is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’9” to 5’11”, thin build, braided hair, wearing an all red sweat suit.

Anyone with information on the suspect or crime is asked to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.

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