Unsolved Murder of Anandkumar Jaiswal, Gas Station Clerk at Streamwood Thorntons 3 Years Ago

Streamwood Police: Armed Robbery/Homicide Suspect Surveillance Video at Thorntons Gas Station, 2 North Barrington Road, Streamwood about 4:37 a.m. Saturday March 16, 2013.

It is now over three years since the unsolved murder of Anandkumar Jaiswal, Clerk at the 24-hour Streamwood Thorntons gas station about 4:37 a.m. Saturday March 16, 2013.

Three surveillance still images were immediately released by police, which show a side view, an oblique view, and a view with the offender standing and twisted to the right. The images apparently show a man wearing a dark hoodie, dark head and facial cover (possibly a dark Balaclava), dark over-the-wrist long gloves with a white logo, one white shoe and one dark-colored shoe. Police said he appears to be a white male about 5-foot-9 to 6-foot tall, holding a large knife. The offender was seen removing currency from the cash register. The gloves appear to be black work gloves, or sports, ski or snowmobile gloves. One year after the murder, Streamwood Police Department released the surveillance video.

The offender appears to be armed with a combat or fighting knife — possibly a black KA-BAR Tanto knife or similar knife. The KA-BAR Tanto knife is described by the manufacturer as a “thick pointed blade that’s good for penetration.” The knife blade of the Tanto knife is 8 inches, and the overall knife length is 12-7/8 inches.

Streamwood police urge anyone with information to call their investigations division at 630-736-3700 or leave an anonymous tip at 630-736-3719.

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Offender armed with a long dark or black knife.

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Closeup view of the knife.

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Side view of offender’s knife.

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Product image of at KA-BAR Tanto knife.

Three images initially released by Streamwood police …

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Offender at cash register showing possible Balaclava.




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