Rockford man robbed, beaten in his garage over drug deal dispute

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Police say a Rockford man was beaten in his garage as a result of a dispute over a drug deal on Tuesday.

Rockford Police say around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, they were called to the 3200 block of Gilbert Avenue for the report of an armed robbery.

The resident told police he was in his garage when a suspect held him up, knocked him to the ground and hit him with a handgun.

Police determined that the incident was over a disagreement over a drug deal between the resident and the suspect.

No charges were authorized by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, and no names of the individuals involved were released by police.

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