10-time felon gets 5 years for robbing Streeterville 7-Eleven

CHICAGO — Olando Manning is now a ten-time convicted felon after pleading guilty to robbing a downtown convenience store and then escaping from electronic monitoring while awaiting trial. Chicago police had an easy time identifying Manning because he accidentally left his state ID card at the crime scene.

Manning and an accomplice who remains unidentified, partly because he didn’t leave his ID at the scene, jumped the counter at 7-Eleven, 600 North McClurg, around 3:25 a.m. on September 4, 2022, officials said.

While the accomplice gathered cigarettes, Manning allegedly ordered the cashier to open the register, prosecutors said. The woman refused. He grabbed her when she refused to hand over the cash, but she broke free and alerted a co-worker, according to officials.

With no cooperating employees to rely on, Manning tried to open the register himself but failed, prosecutors said.

Olando Manning and the 7-Eleven he is accused of robbing. (Chicago Police Department, Google)

Cops responded to the store and found Manning’s ID lying on 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, giving prosecutors the last piece of evidence they needed to file charges.

Last week, Manning pleaded guilty to robbery of the 7-Eleven and received a five-year sentence from Judge Pamela Stratigakis. He also pleaded guilty to escaping from electronic monitoring and received a concurrent two-year term.

His five-year sentence will be reduced by 50% for good behavior and further reduced by 571 credit days earned while on electronic monitoring and in jail. He’s scheduled to be paroled in April 2025.

Manning had been discharged from parole the month before the 7-Eleven robbery 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.

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