Rockford Police: Man robbed at knifepoint by teens

ROCKFORD–Rockford Police detectives are searching for two teens they say robbed a 58-year-old man at knifepoint.

Police say it happened at around 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, in the area of John Street and Ridge Avenue. The victim was confronted by two teen males. A struggle ensued; one of the suspects brandished a knife while the other removed belongings from the victim’s pockets. The teens then fled the area on foot.

The victim was treated for a minor sprain at a local hospital and released. A description of the suspects was not provided.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

With 76.3 violent crimes per 10,000 people, Rockford, Illinois, is the fifth-most dangerous city in the United States.

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