Rockford Woman Hit in Face During Armed Robbery

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A woman was hit in the face after trying to fight back against an armed robber.

It happened at around 7 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of IT Liquor on Auburn St. A 20-year-old woman says she had just gotten off work and was walking to meet her ride, when a man walked up and pointed a silver handgun at her.

He then grabbed her purse and another bag she was carrying. When she tried to pull away, the man hit her in the face with the gun and she fell down.

The suspect ran off with her purse and the bag. The incident is still under investigation.

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