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