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Press Release-Percy Baker Jury Trial

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 28th, 2017

State's Attorney Joe Bruscato

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that on September 27th, 2017, Percy F. Baker (D.O.B. 4/26/1963) was found guilty of Aggravated Robbery after a jury trial in front of the Honorable Judge John Lowry. 

 Percy Baker Mug

In November of 2015, Rockford Police were called to the Walgreens at 1602 Kishwaukee Street after a report of an armed robbery. Witnesses told police the defendant, Percy Baker, walked in to the store, pointed a gun at a cashier and demanded money. Video surveillance showed Baker holding a gun, taking money out of the cash register and other merchandise from the store before running out. Police found Baker near the scene and also located a black plastic BB gun lying near him.


Aggravated Robbery is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.  The defendant is eligible for an extended sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections because of his previous criminal record.


Baker is scheduled to be sentenced at 2:00pm on November 9th by the Honorable Judge Lowry in Courtroom 314.



Assistant State’s Attorney

Wendy Larson


Winnebago County
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
OFC: (815) 319-4444

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