Surveillance Images Released In Fatal Robbery At Aldi Store

CHICAGO (CBS)— Chicago police on Friday released surveillance images, including video, of two suspects in the armed robbery that left an Aldi security guard dead Thursday evening.

Police say the two armed offenders entered the grocery store in the 9000 block of South Halsted Street about 7:20 p.m. and pulled out handguns, announcing a robbery. One of the offenders fatally shot a security guard. A female customer was wounded.

The offenders fled the store on foot.

One is described as a male black in his 20s or 30s with a medium build. The other offender is in his 40s or 50s, with a thinner build, and was wearing eyeglasses, police said in a community alert.

Security guard Reginald Lanier, 54, of the Beverly neighborhood, was killed.

“Reginald was a good employee who was doing his job when criminals intervened to maliciously take his life. We are cooperating fully in the ongoing police investigation, and we are hopeful the responsible persons are arrested promptly,” Chris Thornton, president of A & R Security, said in a written statement.

The female victim is a 67-year-old customer who was leaving the store when she was shot.

She tells CBS 2 said she had just finished shopping at Aldi on her way home from work when she heard at least three gunshots ring out. She was shot in the leg.

“I was saying, ‘God, I don’t want to go like this,’” she told reporter Suzanne Le Mignot.

As the woman crawled to the exit, trying to escape, she saw the security guard on the floor with his eyes closed. Lanier, who had been shot in the head and torso during the robbery, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman says she had come to know the guard through shopping at the store.

“He’s with God now,” said the victim, who asked that her name not be publicized.

The store was expected to reopen Saturday.

  • Person

    May I ask what did they take besides someone life

  • NWA

    Hey look, they be BLACK just like me.

    S.O.S……..can you dig it? S.O.S.

    • Dontaysha

      @NWA, They be just like you, HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa, hilarious dude!!!

    • NWA

      Only clowns imitate and you’re a goofy clown.


      • NWA

        I sure do like clowns. Was Buckwheat a clown, I look like Buckwheat.


      • Dontaysha

        @NWA, HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa, hilarious, keep em coming, Buckwheat, HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!



    • Lyndia

      you said it Hippy, right on.

    • robby rob

      true hippy but later on i’ll have a white woman on her back making another 1

    • LittleOldLady

      Thank you, Mr. robby rob for your intelligent contribution to this discussion! Creep!!

  • Jim Hamilton

    Hi Chicago I see the gun laws are working out for ya

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  • Michael Payne

    People laughing and joking about this hardworking Family Man being murdered,


    btw: K M B A

    • NWA

      You is not alone Michael, I be feeling your Payne.


    • Lyndia



    • Hilarious!

      @Lyndia and NWA, You guys are hilarious, a far cry from your black ass racist babble we are accustomed to from the both of you. HaHaHaHaHa, hilarious. S.O.S.-White Meat

      • Hilarious!

        Lyndia, HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa, 24/7? Hilarious, can’t stop laughing, HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Lyndia

        White meat done fill me up so much better than dark meat. White meat 24/7 for me.

  • Bob Hamilton

    Boys, the Chicago Police are tracking you down like dogs. Best turn yourselves in before they catch up to you.

  • g-man

    Just can’t wait for Jesse Jack#ss and father flakey and rev rund meeks to complain about this black on black crime (hahahahahahaha) Guess they only complain when the white man does something but it’s o-k when the blacks do something to the blacks !!!!!!!

  • Vicky Kujawa

    These two should be a cinch to find; just check the ILLAnnoy F.O.I.D. card photos on file. DUH.

  • G

    I knew this man, he was a good person. Shame on all of you who can’t see that a family is now suffering without their father.

  • Source: Police Questioning Person In Aldi Murder « CBS Chicago

    […] The offenders fled the store on foot and police have released surveillance images and video of the two suspects. […]

  • Michael Payne

    They caught one “Develt Bradford”, and charged him with murder; too bad this isn’t Kenya:

  • Aldi Murder Suspect Found Hanged In Cell « CBS Chicago

    […] As the woman crawled to the exit, trying to escape, she saw Lanier on the floor with his eyes closed… […]

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