Lincoln Park: Robber beats 7-Eleven clerk, assaults him with pizza cutter

Fred Suane is charged with robbing this Lincoln Park store and assaulting its clerk with a pizza cutter.

Police say a Lincoln Park convenience store clerk was beaten, clobbered with a pan, and assaulted with a pizza cutter during a robbery that netted the offender 10 packs of Newport cigarettes.

Shortly after midnight on August 10th, Fred Suane of Uptown walked into the 7-Eleven at 2619 North Clark Street and asked for 10 packs of smokes. When the clerk asked for Suane to present a method of payment before handing over the cigarettes, Suane allegedly became violent.

Prosecutors said he threw a bottle of milk at the 32-year-old clerk, then went around the counter and began punching the man in the face. When the clerk tried to fight back, Suane clobbered him repeatedly with a pizza pan and then tried to attack him with a pizza cutter, according to a criminal complaint. Suane then picked up the 10 packs of cigarettes and chased the victim out of the store with the pizza cutter, prosecutors said. 

Police officers found Suane nearby and arrested him. The victim was treated for cuts to his hands and arms.

Suane, 64, is charged with Class X felony armed robbery and felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Judge Sophia Atcherson set bail at $50,000. He is due back in court on Friday.

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