Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Former hoops star Adebayo Akinkunle pistol-whipped, robbed of $100,000.00 cash in South Loop
A former prep star and basketball standout at Bradley University was pistol-whipped and robbed of a Range Rover and more than $100,000 in cash during an attack at his South Loop condominium, police said.
Adebayo Akinkunle, 37, was treated for a cut to the head, a broken nose and cuts to his left wrist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to police.
Police initially responded to a call of a person shot just after 3 p.m. Monday at a residence in the 700 block of South Financial Place in Printer's Row, police said.
Officers found Akinkunle -- the 1998 Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year -- beaten and his home ransacked, police said. Akinkunle told authorities he didn't know his attackers, who took more than $100,000 in cash as well a closet safe, wallet, 10 credit cards and two cell phones, police said.
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