Rockford woman beaten, robbed by two men while trying to buy drugs

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A 59-year-old woman was allegedly beaten and robbed early Monday morning as she attempted to buy drugs from two men who approached her on the street.

Around 12:30 a.m., Rockford Police say the victim was in the 500 block of Cherry Street, trying to buy drugs from two men. The woman told police that one of the men produced a gun, and both battered her and stole her cash.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

One suspect was described as a black male, approximately 25 years old, medium build, wearing a gray shirt and black pants.

The second suspect was described as a white male, approximately 25-years-old, wearing a black shirt and black pants, last seen carrying a black backpack with orange stripes.

Anyone with information is asked to 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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