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Gas station clerk killed in Streamwood

A 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed while working overnight as a clerk in a Streamwood gas station.

Just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Streamwood police say a man entered the Thornton’s Gas Station and stabbed Anandkumar Jaiswal in the chest several times before taking money from the cash register.

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the killer.

 

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A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the killer of a gas station clerk.

Early Saturday morning, 24-year-old Andy Jaiswal was stabbed while working the overnight shift at Thornton’s gas station in Streamwood.

Police have released security photos of the suspect, who was completely dressed in black except for one white sneaker.

Jaiswal immigrated from India three years ago and wanted to become a computer scientist.

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03/19/13

Reward offered in fatal stabbing

On the day they cremated their son’s body, Andy Jaiswal’s parents and other family members begged for help in finding the 24-year-old’s killer.

His former employer, Thornton’s Gas Station, is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to his killer.

Andy was stabbed to death Saturday morning while working at the gas station in Streamwood.  Surveillance tape shows the killer dressed in black with only his eyes showing. One glaring detail is he has on one white sneaker and one black.

Anyone with information can call the Streamwood police department or the anonymous hotline at 630-736-3719.

A 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed while working overnight as a clerk in a Streamwood gas station.

chi-gas-station-clerk-fatally-stabbed-in-strea-002Just after 4:30 Saturday morning, Streamwood police say a man entered the Thornton’s Gas Station and stabbed 24-year-old Anandkumar Jaiswal in the chest several times before taking money from the cash register.

Jaiswal was the only one working at the time.  He was Anandkumar Jaiswalrushed to a hospital in Hoffman Estates and pronounced dead just after 5:30 a.m.

Police released still photos from the surveillance camera of the suspect.  He is holding a knife, he had his face and hands covered, and was wearing one white shoe, and one dark colored shoe.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 5’9 and 6 feet tall.  Investigators with the major case assistance team are working with Streamwood police to find the killer.

Jaiswal moved to Streamwood from India two years ago.  His family says he had been working the overnight shift at the gas station at the corner of Church and Barrington. His uncle, Ashwin Jaiswal, said “He was such a nice guy, trying to make a living, supporting his family his whole life.”

Fatal Streamwood gas station stabbingThe victim’s heartbroken family members are searching for answers.  They say Jaiswal lived about two miles from the gas station.

His family says he was saving money for college, and that he hoped to return to India one day to get married and find work.  They said there is no one who would ever want to hurt him.

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