Woman assaulted, nearly robbed in Walgreens parking lot

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A woman was accosted by a would-be robber as she was loading groceries into her car at a local Walgreens.

Rockford Police say that around 8:50 p.m. on Saturday, a white male in his mid 20’s ran up to the victim in the parking lot of Walgreens, in the 3300 block of N. Main Street, and attempted to grab her purse from her shoulder, causing her to fall to the ground.

The assailant did not get any property from the victim, and then fled in what is described as “a small vehicle.”

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Rockford Police at 779-500-6498 or Crime Stoppers at 815- 963-STOP (7867).

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