Attempted Robbery Suspect Caught Hiding in Nearby Backyard

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A man is in custody after an early morning attempted robbery.

It happened shortly after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 1200 block of Sherman Avenue. When officers arrived, they found the suspect outside of a door to the residence which had been forced open. When they tried to stop him, the man fled.

After checking the area, he was eventually located hiding in a nearby backyard and was arrested.

Officers checked the inside of the home with the homeowner and found nothing missing.

The identity of the suspect has not been released. He’s being held at the Winnebago County Jail.

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