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GUNMAN MAKES TERROR THREAT, ROBS DOWNTOWN OFFICE
CHICAGO BREAKING NEWS.com ^ | July 21, 2010 9:41 PM | Serena Maria Daniels

Posted on 07/21/2010 11:24:23 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "A gunman threatened to detonate a car bomb and claimed links to al-Qaida while robbing an American Express office on the Magnificent Mile this afternoon, police said.

About 4:20 p.m., a man approached a female employee in the American Express travel service office at 605 N. Michigan Ave. at first trying to buy euros and showing her a gun in his waistband as he demanded money, said Near North District Captain Leo Crotty."

SNIPPET: "The man, described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and possibly of Middle Eastern descent, went on to instruct all the office employees they had three minutes to hand over all the money they had, Crotty said.

Police believed the robber made off with 15,000 euros in addition to other currency, Crotty said."

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobreakingnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; americanexpress; carbomb; cellphone; chicago; euros; gun; gunman; illinois; magnificentmile; michiganave; middleeastern; obamavoter; robbery; threat; threats

1 posted on 07/21/2010 11:24:26 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Velveeta

Hat Tip: Freeper Velveeta


2 posted on 07/21/2010 11:24:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Must be some mistake; Mayor Daley doesn’t permit any firearms in Chicago.


3 posted on 07/21/2010 11:26:41 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

ILLINOIS — a busy place today.


4 posted on 07/21/2010 11:28:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

They’ll call a nut like this a gunman, but never a bombman. Why?


5 posted on 07/21/2010 11:30:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Jack Hammer

His new home defense gun told him to do this. Yeah, that’s the ticket.


6 posted on 07/21/2010 11:31:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Cindy
Diversity is our STRENGTH!
7 posted on 07/21/2010 11:32:07 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Cindy

We did he demand - money orders?


8 posted on 07/21/2010 11:32:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric

According to the article he demanded euros and took off with about $19,000 in euros and other currency.


9 posted on 07/21/2010 11:36:26 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Because he had a gun in the waistband and the victim actually saw the gun.

However, calling the suspect a gunman and a possible bombman wouldn’t be out of order.


10 posted on 07/21/2010 11:37:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
>> In Euros...

EO 12425
11 posted on 07/21/2010 11:46:51 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yeah, AFTER it crawled out of the closet and crept into his hand.


12 posted on 07/21/2010 11:53:59 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Cindy
"Hey lady! If you'll give me money, I'll show you my weapons beneath my waistband!"

Hmmm...I guess it's gotta be in tone you use.

13 posted on 07/21/2010 11:59:20 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

LOL...then I would have to respond:

Hey sir, it’s not your lucky day and show him something he just didn’t expect.

It’s really not nice to mess with old ladies.


14 posted on 07/22/2010 12:03:48 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Jack Hammer

That’s right, it must have been a toy gun, these wimp tellers had nothing to fear. They were protected by the law.


15 posted on 07/22/2010 12:07:27 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Cindy

Some nut wants to rob an American Express office. What will you do? What will you do?


16 posted on 07/22/2010 12:08:21 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Cindy
"The man, described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and possibly of Middle Eastern descent, went on to instruct all the office employees they had three minutes to hand over all the money they had,

I think this was a mistake due toa language barruer.

The guy prolly got so many 'Pre Approved' AX junk mailers for all their different Credit Cards, he thought the money was already his.

Note to that Obama guy:
You know your economy sucks if armed-robbers are demanding Euros.

(not sarcasm)

17 posted on 07/22/2010 4:16:45 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: Cindy
...a man approached a female employee...at 605 N. Michigan Ave...showing her a gun in his waistband...

But...but...but, did Hizzoner not decree that no guns would be in Chicago?

Did he not re-write the law/ordinance to ensure that no guns would be present in Chicago?

What the hell is wrong with these people?

Hizzoner better put a rifle up someone's butt.

Or something.

18 posted on 07/22/2010 4:40:59 AM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Cindy

Mayor Shortshanks will order another 25 men for his personal praetorian guard, and then demand the decimation of every tenth person at American Express for allowing a gun into the building.


19 posted on 07/22/2010 5:32:01 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Cindy

Another Middle Eastern lunatic going jihad on innocents. At least nobody was hurt or worse.

Now, I think we can call him a ROPber instead of a robber.


20 posted on 07/22/2010 7:05:51 AM PDT by Maleficus Maleficarum
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To: Condor51
Note to that Obama guy:

You know your economy sucks if armed-robbers are demanding Euros.

LOL!


21 posted on 07/22/2010 7:23:48 AM PDT by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: Cindy

Robbing for euro’s...wow.


22 posted on 07/22/2010 8:21:58 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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