ROCKFORD – Two men and two boys from Rockford were charged with armed robbery after police said they stole a man’s money and necklaces outside a store Tuesday night.
The robbery happened about 10:30 p.m. at Rockford Food & Liquor, 1725 Kishwaukee St.
Two suspects approached the victim after he left the store. After the victim gave the suspects the items, they drove off. The car was spotted a short time later, parked in a gas station parking lot. That’s where officers found four subjects in the car. One suspect fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit and a short struggle, Travon Davis, 18, was taken into custody. He was carrying a loaded firearm, police said.
After the remaining three suspects were taken into custody outside of the suspect vehicle, a second loaded firearm was found inside the car.
Armed robbery charges were lodged against Davis; James Patrick-Yance, 21; a 12-year-old boy; and a 16-year-old boy.
Davis also was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, having no firearm owner’s identification card, aggravated battery, and aggravated resisting arrest. The 16-year-old additionally was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and having no firearm owners’ identification card.
Patrick-Yance and Davis were taken to Winnebago County Jail. The juveniles, who are not being named because of their ages, were taken to the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center.
Georgette Braun: email@example.com; @GeorgetteBraun