Police search for suspects in an attempted Rockford bank robbery

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Rockford Police searching for suspects in an attempted bank robbery at Northwest Bank on Rockton Avenue Monday morning.

Police say two masked men attempted to get into the bank, at 3106 N. Rockton Avenue, shortly before 9 a.m. but were unable to get through the locked doors.

The first suspect, who was armed with a handgun, made it through the first set of doors into the entryway, but the interior set of doors was locked.

The two suspects then fled in a gray Toyota SUV that was reported stolen.

Investigators from the Rockford Police Department and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force are conducting an investigation into the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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