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2 gunmen rob card game at Italian social club on Northwest Side

Updated: January 14, 2013 1:13PM



Two gunmen interrupted a card game at an Italian social club on the Northwest Side early Saturday, ordered everyone to put their valuables into a pillow sack and escaped with the loot, according to Officer Amina Greer, a Chicago Police New Affairs spokeswoman.

The gunmen entered the building in the 6800 block of West Addison about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and ordered everyone to lie down on the floor and hand over their valuables, a police source said.

One of the gunmen fired a single shot into a wall as one of the men in the room reached for his gun, “at which point the man reaching for his gun relinquished his weapon,” the source said.

No one was injured, and the robbers made off with “the house purse, table stakes and victims’ property” totaling between $10,000 and $15,000.

The 13 victims — ranging in age from 26 to 34 — were not completely forthcoming with police.

The man who tried to pull his gun would only identify himself as “Pain.”

The robbers wore hooded jackets and hats and their faces were covered with scarves.

The source said police have never had any problems at the social club, which is just north of Elmwood Park. “We never get any calls. It’s always very quiet.”



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