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Streamwood Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Release date: 12/11/2015

Officers from the Streamwood Police Department were called to the intersection of Hillside Drive and Oltendorf Road early this morning for what was initially described to be an ambulance assist for a stab wound.
Responding officers located the victim, 46 year old cab driver and Streamwood Resident, Schawn Gainer, who reported being stabbed in the course of an attempted robbery. Mr. Gainer was called to that area at approximately 2:30 am to pick up an unspecified fare, when he was attacked inside of his cab.
Officers were unable to locate the offender during a subsequent search of the area. The assailant is described as male, black, 5' -8, slim build with short hair.
Mr. Gainer was transported to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates where he was treated and released for wounds to his arm and chest.
Streamwood Police Department investigators are urging anyone with information to contact the Streamwood Police Department.