Man beaten with hammer in his Rockford apartment during home invasion

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Police say a man was sleeping when an intruder broke into his home and attacked him with a hammer early Tuesday morning.

According to Rockford Police, around 4:30 a.m., a man came to the Winnebago County Justice Center suffering from wounds to his head and hand.

The victim told police he had been sleeping in his apartment in the 100 block of N. Rockton Avenue when an intruder woke him up, asking where he kept his money.

When the victim told the suspect to leave, he said the attacker then beat him with a hammer and stole a small amount of cash.

Police said the suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’8″ with short or bald hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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