Man Trying to Scare Off Thief Ends Up Having Car Stolen

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A man trying to stop a thief from rummaging through his car has it stolen instead.

Around 11 p.m., Rockford Police met with a man who said his car had been taken. The victim said he walked outside his home in the 600 block of North Church Street and saw a black male inside his car. When he yelled at the suspect, the man implied that he had a gun and demanded the victim’s keys and wallet.

The suspect, and a second suspect who was acting as the “lookout man,” then took off in the car.

Police eventually recovered the stolen vehicle nearby, but the suspects had escaped. Both are described as black males in their early 20s, around 5’10” and 170 lbs.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford Police or Crimestoppers at (815) 963-7867.

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