Boone County Police ask for help to identify suspect in home invasion

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is asking for tips that can help them track down a suspect in a home invasion and robbery that took place in January.

On Wednesday, January 24th, officers were called to the 2100 block of North State Street on the report of a home invasion. It is believed that the 72 year-old victim was followed home from the Walmart located at 7219 Walton Street in Rockford by the perpetrator.

Once the victim arrived home, the suspect followed inside where a brief struggle occurred. The victim suffered minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20 – 30 years of age, between 5’9 – 5’11, with a thin build and braids, wearing an all red sweatsuit.

The suspect is believed to have driven a 2009-2011 dark blue or black Ford Fusion.

If you have any information regarding this or any other crime contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-9322 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.

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