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12-08-2016, 02:43 PM

94-year-old WWII veteran beaten during SW Side robbery; suspect crashed stolen SUV


Thursday, December 08, 2016 12:55PM
Police are looking for a man who allegedly beat a 94-year-old woman, stole her purse and took off in a stolen vehicle before crashing it in Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood.

The victim's daughter, Judy Dusk, said her mother, Josephine Regnier, is a World War II Navy veteran.

Dusk said she was waiting for one of her daughters outside her building in the 5100-block of South Long Avenue to pick her up to go to the dentist when she was attacked around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday. Police said a man pushed Regnier into the hallway of her building.

"This man just came in the gangway and assaulted her, beat the **** out of her, took her purse and ran," Dusk said.

Regnier was rushed to MacNeal Hospital, where police said her condition stabilized.

Dusk said her mother was transferred to Edwards Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital, where she is in serious condition, but stable.

"She's in the hospital right now with three fractured ribs, a black eye, a big goose egg on her head and a possible concussion," Dusk said.

Police said a short time after the attack, officers found an abandoned SUV in an alley in the 5700-block of South Archer Avenue, behind Villa Rosa Pizza, about a block away from Regnier's home. Police learned the vehicle had been reported stolen.

Surveillance video from the restaurant shows the suspect ditched the black SUV after hitting a dumpster. He appeared to be holding the woman's purse as he ran away. Police have not said who the vehicle belongs to.

Villa Rosa Pizza, where the victim's son works, offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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The suspect was described as a 30-year-old African American man with short black hair and a beard. He was wearing a brown leather jacket and dark-colored pants.

Regnier's family said her recovery could be long and difficult. They're struggling to understand why someone would purposely hurt an elderly woman.

"She's 94 years old. He didn't have to beat her up. He could have just taken her purse and left. I don't know what compelled him to do that. He's a coward," Dusk said.

No one is in custody. An investigation is underway.

12-08-2016, 03:37 PM
Surprised the primitive did not rape her too.

12-11-2016, 06:26 AM

Man charged after 94-year-old WWII vet beaten on SW Side



A man has been charged in a violent attack on a 94-year-old World War II veteran, Chicago police said Sunday.

Police said 26-year-old Olajuwon Claiborne of Chicago beat and robbed Josephine Regnier at her Garfield Park home on Wednesday. She was just released from the hospital on Saturday and is recovering from broken ribs and a concussion.

09-22-2017, 04:57 AM

Man gets 20 years in attack on 94-year-old World War II veteran

Thursday, September 21, 2017 04:45PM
A man who pleaded guilty to home invasion and robbery in connection with an attack on a 94-year-old World War II veteran was sentenced Thursday.

A Cook County judge sentenced Olajuwon Claiborne, of Chicago, to 20 years in prison. He was tearful as he apologized to Josephine Regnier, now 95.