A thrift store in Rockford that's nationally known for meeting "human needs without discrimination" was broken into over the weekend.

Rockford Salvation Army Store Robbed Early on Saturday

According to a press release from the Rockford Police Department, there was a report of a break-in around 4:50 am Saturday (12/2) at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop.

When Rockford Police officers arrived on the scene they noticed the glass on the front door was broken where access into the business was made, and two individuals attempted to flee the scene.

Suspects Arrested Shortly After Break-In

RPD was able to immediately apprehend one of the suspects who was identified as 44-year-old Ryan Olsen of Rockford who was charged with the following:

  • Burglary
  • Criminal Damage to Property
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Outstanding Warrant

The second suspect in the burglary was tracked by K-9 from the Winnebago County Sheriff's office and taken into custody.

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40-year-old Joshua Beilfuss of Rockford was charged with the following:

  • Burglary
  • Criminal Damage to Property
  • Resisting Arrest

Both suspects Olsen and Beilfuss are currently being lodged in the Winnebago County Jail, according to the press release.

The charges are merely accusations and all individuals are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. -Rockford Police Department

Rockford Police asks anyone who has information that may be related to this incident to call 815-966-2900, on Facebook (@RockfordIllinoisPoliceDepartment) or on Twitter (@RockfordPD).

If you want to leave an anonymous tip, you can call Rockford Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867. Anonymous tips can be sent via text. Just text the word RPDTIP and your tip to 847411.

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