A huge robbery went down in Pecatonica, Illinois back in January and there still four men on the loose. WIFR

Two men were taken into custody but four others are still wanted here in Winnebago County. Here are the four mean that are still wanted:

Patrick G. Peters, of Lansing, Ill

Anthony Peters, of Lansing, Ill

Jason L. Schaffer, of Hazel Crest, Ill

Jermel Pettway, of Chicago, Ill

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The theft went down on Jan 4th at NITE Equipment, which is located at 2388 North Conger Road in Pecatonica According to NITE Equipment numerous trailers, a Skid-Steer, numerous tools and a Ford F550 was stolen that evening.

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The total dollar amount of the equipment stolen was around $200,000.  This seemed like a well thought out job, with six individuals showing up in trucks and making away with this large haul.

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Two other men have been arrested in connection to these crimes:

Julian Sherman, of Lansing, Ill.

Logan Paterson, of Crown Point, Ind

If you have any leads, information on where any of these four individual might be you are asked to contact Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department at 815-282-2600 or you can call Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.


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