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Teen arrested, man wanted in Rockford armed robbery

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Rockford Police say a teenager has been arrested and a man is wanted in connection with an armed robbery Wednesday that left one man injured. 

Police say officers were called out to the area of Jefferson Street and Henrietta Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on a report of an armed robbery

Officers spoke with a victim who told them that he was walking to the bus stop when a man armed with a gun came up to him and demanded everything in his pockets. The victim tried to run away but the suspect hit him in the head with his gun. 

The victim was able to get away and ran home to call police. Officers found the suspect, a 17-year-old teen boy, in the 400 block of Royal and took him into custody.

The victim suffered only minor injuries.

The teen has been charged with attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery. He is being held in a juvenile detention center. 

After continuing to investigate Thursday, police say further charges were authorized and a warrant was issued for Christopher Jackson, 24, of Rockford. Jackson is wanted on conspiracy to commit armed robbery charges. His bond is set at $75,000. 

Anyone with information about this case or the whereabouts of Jackson is asked to contact Rockford Police or Crime Stoppers. 

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