Shots fired during Rockford armed robbery


The Rockford Police Department are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Family Dollar, 715 Broadway, Saturday morning.

Police say a man, armed with a handgun, walked towards two store employees and pointed the gun at them.  Both employees were able to run around a counter and out of the store.  Investigators say the suspect fired two shots at the employees as they escaped, missing them both. 

The suspect then fled the store, going east on Broadway.  No one was hurt and no property was taken.

Suspect Description:

  • Black male in his late 20’s
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight:  170 pounds
  • Possibly wearing a wig, black hat, light blue bandana partially covering his face, black hoodie, grey pants, white shoes, and blue rubber gloves.

Anyone with information should contact the Rockford Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-STOP (7867).

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