Elderly man beaten, robbed in Rockford

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The search is on for the people who beat and robbed an elderly Rockford resident late Thursday night.

Police say the victim was confronted by several black male suspects outside his home on the 400 block of Soper Avenue around 10 p.m. At least one of them was armed.

They stole cash and personal items, and battered the victim in the process.

He was taken to the hospital, but police say his injuries are not life threatening.

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