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Rockford Juvenile arrested after abandoning a stolen vehicle used in an armed robbery

Posted on Oct 25, 2021 / 11:01 am CDTUpdated: 10/25/2021 / 11:05 AM CDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – On Thursday evening, Rockford Police Department SCOPE officers found a stolen vehicle near Charles and Seventh Streets that was reportedly used in an armed robbery earlier in the day.

Police said it was around 11:00 p.m. when the vehicle came to a halt near Furman Street and Irving Avenue.

Three suspects then escaped on foot, and a Rockford Police K9 was able to track down one of the suspects who was hiding in a garage on Arthur Avenue.

The suspect, a 17-year-old male, was detained and taken to juvenile detention.

Police said the teenage suspect was charged with armed robbery, possession of a stolen car and resisting arrest.

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