8-time felon accidentally left his ID behind after robbing convenience store, prosecutors say

Olando Manning and the 7-Eleven he is accused of robbing. | CPD; Google

An eight-time convicted felon allegedly left a key piece of evidence behind after he robbed a downtown Chicago convenience store last month: his photo ID. The man’s accomplice, who managed not to drop a piece of identification at the scene, remains at large.

Olando Manning and his accomplice allegedly jumped the counter and announced a robbery at 7-Eleven, 600 North McClurg in Streeterville, around 3:25 a.m. on September 4.

While the accomplice gathered cigarettes, Manning ordered the cashier to open the register, prosecutors said. The woman refused. Manning grabbed her, but she broke free and alerted a co-worker.

So, Manning allegedly tried to open the register himself but failed.

Chicago police responded to the store and recovered Manning’s ID from the floor. Prosecutors said it fell out of his pocket when he jumped the counter.

Police included Manning’s picture in a photo line-up, and the cashier identified him last month. Cops arrested Manning on Sunday in the 400 block of North State.

During a bail hearing on Monday afternoon, prosecutors said Manning was discharged from parole in August after serving time for three robberies and aggravated battery to a police officer. Before that, he was convicted of robbery in 2018 and 2007, as well as animal torture in 2015 and manufacture-delivery in 2010.

He lives with his brother and works part-time in construction, according to Assistant Public Defender Suzin Farber.

Judge Susana Ortiz ordered Manning to pay a $10,000 deposit toward bail to go home on electronic monitoring.

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