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Miss Carly’s: No robbery happened here

ROCKFORD (WREX) -- A safe house for homeless and people in need says a Friday night robbery did not happen there. Miss Carly's says it was a false report.

Rockford Police say they responded to the area on Friday around 6:30 p.m. for a robbery. Police say the victim was showing up to Miss Carly's to volunteer when a woman pulled out a weapon and told him to drive to a nearby alley. Police say she took the man's wallet that had $600 inside.

Shortly after, police say a man showed up to the alley and hit the victim with a pipe. Authorities say both suspects ended up driving off in a suburban-type vehicle. The suspects are described as a white woman, 43 years old, with dark shoulder-length hair. The other suspect is believed to be a Hispanic male between 30 to 40 years old with a mustache and a mullet hairstyle.

But, in a Facebook post, Miss Carly's says the person has never volunteered there.

"The alleged victim stated he was coming to volunteer to make sandwiches at 5:30pm on a Friday," the post states. "We begin sandwich making at 10am and end at 2pm and all of our volunteers are entered into a computer database. This is a false report."

After checking with Rockford Police again, RPD Media and Marketing Coordinator/PIO, Michelle Marcomb says the police reports states the man was heading to Miss Carly's to volunteer.

"We have worked HARD with the support of our local police officers to create a bubble of safety here and we are proud of the success we have had in that undertaking," the post from Miss Carly's says.

Police ask anyone with information on these incidents to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900, on Facebook (@RockfordIllinoisPoliceDepartment) or on Twitter (@RockfordPD). You can also leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

James Stratton

James Stratton is the Evening Anchor at 13 WREX and reports for 13 Investigates He joined the team in August, 2018 after working at KWQC TV-6 in Davenport Iowa. His work in Illinois and Iowa has been awarded in both states, along with Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Awards at 13 WREX.

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