Man Charged With Mugging Senior On Easter Morning Has Been Sentenced to 91 Years In Prison Since 1981

Got a minute? Let’s meet “Larry Tolliver,” the man who’s accused of attacking and robbing a 74-year-old woman as she pushed her walker out of an elevator in her Lakeview high-rise on Easter morning.

“Marcus Wells” (top) and “Antonio Tollman”

His story is a blood-boiling tale of yet another violent offender who has been released early from Illinois prisons, only to wind up back in prison after victimizing more people.

Except in “Tolliver’s” case, he’s been released early fifteen times despite being sentenced to more than 91 years in prison under 12 different names for crimes ranging from burglary (eight times) to armed robbery (twice) to shoplifting.

Incredibly, he was sentenced to 9 years in prison for a 2006 burglary that took place on the same street as the Easter morning mugging. But he didn’t serve 9 years in prison, of course. This is Illinois.

By the time those 9 years were up, “Tolliver” would be convicted and returned to prison twice for other crimes.

State prison records show that “Tolliver,” incarcerated under the name Antonio Tollman, was released on parole from the Big Muddy Correctional Center on March 1 of this year. Less than four weeks later, he mugged the Lakeview woman in the lobby of a senior-focused residential building near Addison and Pine Grove, prosecutors say.

He’s being held in lieu of $20,000 bond.

CWB Chicago, using court, police, and correctional records, has pieced together the long criminal history of the 58-year-old…whatever his name is.

Date of Case Name Used Charge Sentence
January 16, 1981 Unknown Theft 2 years
September 20, 1983 Unknown Burglary 5 years
February 8, 1984 Unknown Theft 2 years
February 29, 1984 Larry Bertrand Theft; receiving/possessing a stolen motor vehicle 2 years
September 25, 1986 Larry Tolliver Bertrand Burglary 8 years
January 20, 1991 Carl Bertrand Attempt Burglary 4.5 years
December 31, 1992 Larry Cortez Armed Robbery 8 years
July 21, 1996 Antonio Walker Burglary 9 years
December 27, 2000 Antonio Tollman Armed Robbery 8 years
December 27, 2000 Unknown Burglary 7 years
December 27, 2000 Antonio Tollman Burglary 7 years
December 27, 2000 Antonio Tollman Burglary 7 years
June 10, 2004 George J. Williams Theft 25 days
August 14, 2004 Greg Hilt Retail theft 3 years
April 20, 2006 Lawrence Lockwood Retail theft 18 months
September 4, 2006 Larry C. Tolliver Burglary 9 years
May 27, 2011 Marcus Wells Burglary 6 years
August 7, 2014 Paul James Retail theft 2 years
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