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Man robbed, chased while walking in Rockford

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Rockford, Ill. — A 48-year-old man says he was robbed by three men early Tuesday morning.

The man told Rockford police he was walking on Sawyer Road, east of Kishwaukee around 3:30 a.m.,  when three men demanded his belongings, took his cell phone, and threw it.

The man ran off and was chased by his attackers before they drove off in a white SUV.  Police say that SUV was stolen.  It was later found on Potter Street north of Pershing Avenue.

The victim was not hurt.

Anyone with information should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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