Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday #9 News - Rockford Illinois The Bad, The Bad and the Ugly - Men robbed, carjacked on Midway Drive in Rockford


ROCKFORD — Rockford police are investigating an armed robbery and carjacking that happened overnight in the 1400 block of Midway Drive.

About 12:45 a.m. today two men who had stopped their vehicle were approached by two men armed with handguns.

Lt. Dane Person said the victims were robbed of their belongings. Also taken was a black Pontiac Grand Prix with a license plate number of L678532. The victims tried to run away during the robbery attempt.

“The suspects then fired shots multiple times,” Person said. “I can’t say for sure if they fired toward the victims or into the ground.”

The year of the vehicle or description of the assailants wasn’t immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford police at 815-987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.