Gas station clerk fatally stabbed in Streamwood

Tribune reporter

A 24-year-old man died of an apparent stabbing while working overnight as a clerk in a Streamwood gas station, and police have released surveillance images of the suspected killer.

At 4:36 a.m. Saturday, Streamwood police were called to the Thornton's Gas Station, 2 North Barrington Rd., police said in a press release.

When they arrived police found the man "profusely" bleeding from his chest after being stabbed several times, police said.

Paramedics took the man to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where he was pronounced dead at 5:28 a.m., police said.

Anandkumar Jaiswal, 24, of the 0-100 block of North Park Boulevard in Streamwood, was taken to the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy Sunday determined that Jaiswal's death was a homicide and that  he had died of stabbing and incise wounds, police said in press release Sunday.

Three surveillance photos have been released, showing a man wearing dark clothing, with his head and face covered, and wearing one white shoe and one dark-colored shoe. Police said he appears to be a white male about 5 feet 9 to 6 feet tall, holding a large knife. He was seen removing currency from the cash register.

Thornton's Inc. is offering a $5,000 reward in the case, police said.

Streamwood police ask that anyone with information call their investigations division at (630) 736-3700 or leave an anonymous tip at (630) 736-3719.

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